THE BOSTON GLOBE – PLYMOUTH Bells will ring when Americana Theatre Company performs a holiday season production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” based on the classic 1940s movie. A small ensemble will take on more than 40 roles with microphones, sound effects, and the quintessential “applause” sign gracing the stage as the story unfolds. The production will take place at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., starting on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m., with shows on selected dates through Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 for students and seniors, and are available at www.americanatheatre.org.
NORWELL “The Holiday Marketplace” at The James Library offers locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts, including pottery, soaps, culinary specialties, textiles, jewelry, and specialty dog foods and treats on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also this month at The James Library, 24 West St., an opening reception for “Homebody,” a show of soft sculptures made from recycled and found objects by Hanna Washburn, will take place on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. And the Kevin Harris Project will perform interpretations of classic jazz standards and soulful originals on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit jameslibrary.org.
WALPOLE Michael Ponsor, a senior US district judge and a novelist, will speak on “Capital Punishment in Fact and in Fiction” at Walpole Public Library. The author of the legal thrillers “The Hanging Judge” and “The One-Eyed Judge,” Ponsor will speak at the library, 143 School St., on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. It’s free. For more information, visit walpolelibraryfriends.org.
PLYMOUTH Pilgrim Festival Chorus will present “Wintersong,” a holiday season concert of carols created by living choral composers Dan Forrest, Mack Wilberg, John Rutter, and James Whitbourn. Beginning with a festive processional based on the medieval carol “Personent Hodie,” the concert will take place at St. Bonaventure Parish, at 803 State Road, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 students, children 14 and under free. They’re available at
By Robert Knox