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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until December 30, 2021
BackstageTheatre.org All ages welcome.
Based on the story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern adapted by Joe Landry.
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast on stage! This heartwarming classic is a show within a show. With the help of an ensemble of actors that bring the story’s characters to the life on stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
It’s December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WBFR Radio, and a cast of six actors are preparing to present It’s a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. The ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey, compassionate yet disheartened, is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story’s message is profound and remains relevant for today’s audiences.