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It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play

by Joe Landry

November 30th - December 30th

Oil Lamp Theater invites you to kick off the holiday season with their presentation of Joe Landry’s It’s a Wonderful Life — A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming classic is a show within a show. It’s December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WBFR Radio, and a cast of six actors is preparing to present It’s a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. With the help of only a sound-effects artist, the ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey, compassionate yet disheartened, is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story’s message is profound and remains relevant for today’s audiences.

Shows run 2 hours with a 10 minute intermission.

Adult Tickets – $35

Student Tickets – $20

Elizabeth Mazur Levin – Director

Savannah Clements – Stage Manager

Jake Laurents

portrayed by

Nick Bryant

Sound Effects Artist

portrayed by

Andrew Clancey

Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood

portrayed by

Jared Isaac

Freddie Filmore

portrayed by

JT Nagle

Lana Sherwood

portrayed by

Carmen Risi

Sally Applewhite

portrayed by

Chelsea Rolfes

Bud Collyer

portrayed by

Stephen Smith