Southeastern Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Series announced its first performances in the fall of 1966. In 2002, the series was renamed the Richard F. Burkhardt Fine and Performing Arts Series in memory of Burkhardt for his leadership in the musical and cultural enrichment of the community. The series, funded by the SCC Foundation, Inc., strives to increase cultural arts opportunities for area citizens at affordable ticket prices. A wide variety of offerings includes theatre arts, music and dance performances. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the SCC Foundation at (910) 642-7141, ext. 260 or 320. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine and Performing Arts Series is made possible through the generous support of the SCC Foundation. Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes and encourages support of Southeastern Community College.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
*For questions regarding wheelchair seating, please contact the SCC Foundation office at 910-642-7141 ext. 308
If you love the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is sure to bring joy and laughter this Holiday Season.
It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. When Frank Capra and his co-writers were working on the original screenplay of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Great Depression was a vivid memory. The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing. The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.