Auditions

"What you do in the scene is not as important as what happens between you and the other person. And listening is what lets it happen. It's almost always the other person who causes you to say what you say next. You don't have to figure out how you'll say it. You have to listen so simply, so innocently, that the other person brings about a change in you that makes you say it and informs the way you say it. The difference between listening and pretending to listen is enormous. One is fluid the other is rigid. One alive, the other stuffed." – Alan Alda in Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

Jewel Box is an all volunteer theater that serves the community through unique, intimate theater. Our purpose is to provide quality theatrical productions and to encourage widespread participation in performing arts. For more information about auditions, email us at poulsbojewelbox@hotmail.com.


Exciting Opportunities at the Jewel Box!

My Three Angels

The Jewel Box is excited to announce auditions for My Three Angels, a full-length comedy. The show is being directed by Fred Saas. Parts are available for 7 men and 3 women (alternative casting will be considered).

Auditions will be at the theater on Tuesday, August 29th & Wednesday, August 30th, 6:30 p.m. Audition process will take about one hour. Please plan according. Be prepared to read from script. Monologues will be accepted but not required. The theater is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo (across from the Post Office. Enter through the main doors.

Rehearsals will be held Sept. 6 through Nov 10. Rehearsal calendar will be available at audition. Please bring date conflicts with you when auditioning. The show runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 10 - Dec. 3. Email Fred Saas at fredsaas@gmail.comif you have any questions.

THE STORY: The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, set to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father's daughter for an heiress. The three convicts—two of them murderers, the third a swindler—take the visitors on. All three have warm hearts and are passionate believers in true justice. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right, and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

THE CHARACTERS:
Felix Ducotel: (M) Big hearted, trusting shopkeeper on the island. He believes there is goodness in all people; his kindness and generosity lead him to being taken advantage of and as such, his business is in danger of failing. He is Emily's husband and father to Marie Louise. (Age: 50s)

Emily Ducotel: (W) Not as trusting as her husband, she is none-the-less a property lady who is a devoted wife and mother. She wants the best for her family and is highly protective of them. She initially distrusts the convicts, but she eventually warms to them, and in particular to Jules. Emily has a better business sense than her husband, however since she is not in charge of the shop, she spends a good deal of time gently trying to correct or undo some of Felix's practices. (Age: 30s-40s)

Marie Louise Ducotel: (W) Lovely, sweet, innocent daughter of the Ducotels. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of love. She has returned from a season in Paris during which she fell madly in love with Paul. Life is exciting, almost overwhelming to her. She faints often, is dramatic but sweet, kind, and loyal. Her parents and the convicts all feel highly protective of her. (Age: 18-24)

Joseph: (M) The unofficial leader of the convicts. He is in jail for forgery and confidence schemes. During his time at the Ducotels, he enjoys waiting on the customers for Felix. He is excellent at bookkeeping and very good with numbers. The ultimate salesman, he could easily (and probably has) sell reading glasses to a blind man. He is slick and charming. (Age: 40s)

Jules: (M) The soul of the convicts. Jules is rather philosophical about life and often dispenses advice. He has unexpected warmth and tenderness in spite of being a double murderer. He helps to keep Alfred's temper in check while being amused by Joseph's antics. He forms a bond with Emily and genuinely wants good things for the Ducotel family. (Age: 40s)

Alfred: (M) The hot head of the convicts. Alfred jumps into action before the others. He is a former society boy, reasonably good looking and not without charm, but has an edge to him. He is in prison for murdering someone over money. He is the correct age to have been a suitor for Marie Louise, if not for his crimes. She represents the life that he lost and as such he's jealous about and very protective of Marie Louise. He is strong, impulsive, and charming, but dangerous. (Age: 20s)

Henri Trochard: (M) Felix's cousin and primary investor in his shop. He is cold, overbearing, and mean spirited. He loves money and is highly impressed with his own success. He is actively grooming Paul, his ward and heir, to take over the family business. He has come to the island to inspect the store and to close it down for failing to turn a profit. His brazen arrogance and cruelty draw the anger of the convicts. (Age: 50s)

Paul: (M) Young, handsome promising ward to Henri. He was romantically involved with Marie Louise, but he has become engaged to her wealthier friend at the insistence of Henri. He is still attracted to and cares for Marie Louise, but loves status and money more than her. He has a well-hidden, underhanded, mean streak in him. (Age: 20s)

Madame Parole: (W) Resident of the island. She is a busy-body and a gossip. She often shops at the Ducotel's store, placing all her purchases on a line of credit and somehow never having money to pay the credit line each month. She manipulates Felix often and she becomes a target for the convicts. (Age: Flexible)

Lieutenant: (M) Young, handsome, straightforward soldier. He has mutual friends with Felix, who has written him a letter of introduction. The convicts instantly approve of him. He is every good thing that Paul is not. (Age: 20s)

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