The live broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, scheduled to air Saturday, December 19 at 7 p.m. has been canceled.
In spite of strict compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines by both the cast and crew, two members of the production company have tested positive for COVID-19.
It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play was produced through a partnership with the Iowa Stage Theatre Company. Iowa PBS and ISTC took immediate steps to protect cast and crew members from additional exposure by cancelling a dress rehearsal and sanitizing the stage and auditorium as soon as they learned of the positive test results. In spite of a shared desire for the show to go on, the required quarantine timelines made rescheduling the production before the holiday impossible.
The program cancellation also impacts repeat broadcasts scheduled for 2 p.m. on December 20 and 8 p.m. on December 24.
Funding for the program was provided by:
Douglas & Debora West
Kum & Go
Craig & Betty Miller
BRAVO Greater Des Moines
Iowa Arts Council