It's A Wonderful Life

A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry

Directed by Matthew McIver

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Stream it here at the time of broadcast.

7:00 PM, December 19

2:00 PM, December 20

8:00 PM, December 24

Show Sponsors

Douglas Debora West

Season Sponsors

Craig & Betty Miller

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ABOUT THE PLAY

A Festive Family Christmas Classic

 

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Facts About The Play

  • Ranked as the #1 Most Inspirational Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute (2006).

  • Both the film and this play are based on “The Greatest Gift”, a short story by author and editor Philip Van Doren Stern. Unable to find a publisher, Stern originally printed 200 copies and sent them to friends as Christmas cards.

 
 

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ARTISTS

*Resident Artist Company Member

†Cloris Award Winner

Don Rothweiler

Freddie Filmore

(Mr. Potter, Joseph and others)

James Serpento*

Jake Laurents

(George Bailey)

Tiffany Flory*

Sally Applewhite

(Mary Bailey and others)

Jennifer Hughes

Lana Sherwood

(Violet Bick and others)

John Earl Robinson*

Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood

(Clarence and others)

Kim Haymes*

Bucky the
Foley Artist

Director

Matthew McIver​

Set and Lighting Design

Jay Jagim

Costume Design

Emily Ganfield

Sound Design

Josh Jepson

 

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