Americana Theatre debuts “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

EXAMINER.com – Classic holiday entertainment resurfaces the way mistletoe suddenly hovers over unsuspecting lovebirds at just the right moment. One of the holiday season’s most anticipated classics is Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ a film about life’s joy and struggles on Christmas Eve starring iconic actors Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It returns to television screen every year with several opportunities to watch.

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The Americana Theatre presents a unique retelling of this beloved story that suited to show’s time period. With a small cast inhabiting over 40 roles with a Christmas Eve setting, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ is performed as a1940s radio play inside the fictional WBFR radio studio enhanced with microphones, sound effects, and a nostalgic “Applause” sign for the audiences. The national cast includes David Friday of Pittsburgh, PA, Jesse Sullivan of Plymouth, Erin Friday of Carver and Joshua Nicholson and Taylor Overcash of New York. Click here for more information!

12295429_970413879664352_4547837175008154743_nOptimistic George Bailey’s faith in life and humanity is challenged as he desperately struggles to figure out life’s meaning as a certain angel is vying for his very own set of wings. Touching, poignant, and darker than one would expect, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a wonderful family production that reminds audiences what truly matters.

Based on a screenplay adaptation by Joe Landry and directed by Nick Mitchell, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ continues through Sunday, December 13 at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Reserve tickets by clicking here or call 1-508-591-0282. Tickets will also be available at the door. Follow the Americana Theatre Company of Facebook.

by Jeanne Denizard

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