12/1/2011 - 12/22/2011
Running 12/1/2011 to 12/22/2011
Wednesdays, Dec. 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
PLUS Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.
Adapted by Joe Landry
from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
Directed by Bob Belfance
The beloved film comes to life on stage in the guise of a live, old-time radio broadcast. George, Mary, Clarence, Zuzu and Mr. Potter are sure to warm your holiday heart in this inventive re-imagining of Frank Capra's timeless cinematic treasure.
The play is set in 1946, and a group of actors has assembled in the studio of radio station WAKY to deliver a live radio broadcast for the "studio audience" (or, in other words, the people watching the play!).
When the "On the Air" sign is illuminated, the actors begin to act out the film’s familiar story. Using different voices and quick-change characterizations, the WAKY Radio Players perform multiple roles, bringing to life the dozens of characters who populate Bedford Falls.
In this stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life, a sound-effects artist – known as a foley artist – sits on stage and creates the play’s sound effects in "real time" – just as one would have heard during the golden age of radio.
The central plot from the film remains the same: We meet George Bailey, a despondent man who ponders suicide on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the intervention of an angel named Clarence, George quickly discovers how many lives he has touched, and he soon realizes that he cannot abandon his family or his community.
$17 to $21
$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and college students on Thursdays and Sundays only
$17 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$15 per ticket for groups of 12 or larger -- plus ticket No. 13 is FREE for the group leader!
► Get tickets by phone: Call 330-836-2626
Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon to 5 p.m.
Or call beginning one hour before each performance.
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Sophia Belfance Colford