It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry
Based on the story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
Director: Ashley Cambers
Assistant Director: Abbi Starcher
Mentoring Director/Producer: Sam Henry
Show Dates: December 7-10 & 14-17
Show Times: 8:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays and 5:00pm on Sundays
Produced in association with Playscripts

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Actor Character (with description)
Roger Kranz
– Freddie Filmore (an actor who works for the radio station. He is the Announcer who also plays Gower, Potter, Billy, Joseph, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man (at Martini’s), Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, Cop)
Marcus Schatzer – Jake Laurents (plays George Bailey and young George)
Jill Coppus – Sally Applewhite (plays Mary Hatch and young Mary)
Christie Insley – Lana Sherwood (plays Violet (and Young Violet), Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schultz, Zuzu, Janie, Sadie Vance)
Jeff Lee – Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood (plays Harry (and Young Harry), Bert, Clarence Oddbody, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie (at run on bank), Horace the teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy, Sheriff)
Mariah Clawson – Stage Manager/Foley Artist (plays the Stage Manager as well as makes the radio sound effects during the show)

BONUS: the Dec. 15th performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be broadcast live on WFIN. Click on this link for more information: FFP on WFIN


Tickets cost $15 and there are no fees charged when paying via a credit/debit card.