It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play

By Joe Landry
Based on the classic Frank Capra film, It's a Wonderful Life

The perennial favorite is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects.

"What makes this show so unique is how it calls up both a nostalgia for the film it's based on, and a nostalgia for a simpler time when radio was the chief source of entertainment - and one's sense of imagination was allowed to flourish. Sly and affectionate, well attuned to the playful duality of the piece, and how adroitly it entertains us in both sentimental and comic ways. It's a most welcome holiday treat." - Worcester Telegram & Gazette Reviewer

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PRODUCTION DATES:

Friday, December 2 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 8 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 8:00 p.m.

CAST

Freddie Filmore : Bob Checchia
Jake Laurents (George) : Bruce Weaver
Sally Applewhite (Mary) : Lynne Demers-Hunt
Lana Sherwood : Niki Swatski
Irma DeShields : Heather Swartz
Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood : Anthony Geraci
Geneva : Linda Boozer

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director : Jim Johnson
Costume Design : Jacquee Johnson
Production Manager : Jason Spickler
Lighting Design : Jim Shomo
House Manager : Cari Walker
Music and Sound Design : Kristin Heydt
Box Office Manager : Linda Boozer