Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth’s professional theatre company, presents its holiday season biennial tradition It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Plymouth Center for the Arts.
A beloved American holiday film classic showcasing a live 1940’s radio broadcast comes to captivating life in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Inside the WBFR radio studio, a small ensemble portrays more than 40 roles with microphones, sound effects and the quintessential “applause” sign gracing the stage as the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds. The hubbub and excitement of the Christmas Eve broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life lulls as “listeners” tune in, and Bailey contemplates the fate of his future and what his world would be like if he never existed in it. A story of desperation and miracles finds hope in the prayers of an angel, delivering holiday season entertainment and joy to all those in need.
Award-winning director, actor, teacher and theatre coach Marianne Savell is familiar with Americana audiences as the director of prior productions, including Grease, The Three Musketeers, An Inspector Calls and Moonlight and Magnolias. She has directed multiple premiere productions across the United States, including the west coast premiere of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.
It’s A Wonderful Life’s cast features company members from across the country including Jesse M. Sullivan, David Friday, Joshua Nicholson and Jennifer Martin. Returning guest performing artists include Johan Woods and Amelia Dobbs. Four of ATC’s Studio Americana students round out the cast, featuring Karly Friday, Violet Perry, David Savastano and Lucca Bucci.
Tickets for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play are $35 adults, $30 for students and seniors.
For tickets to It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, or more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit www.americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as seating is limited to capacity. Plymouth Center for the Arts is handicap accessible, and paid public parking is available street side and in nearby public lots.