Saturday, December 9th, 2017 to Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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. This award winning-adaption has been named one of the top ten most produced plays in the country by American Theatre Magazine.
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.