It's A Wonderful Life
A Dramatic Publishing drama
adapted for stage by James W. Rodgers.
Based on the film by Frank Capra
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2016
Directed by Tabetha Nice
In our American culture, It's a Wonderful Life has become alomst as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligations and civic duty, whos guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him-by showing him waht the world would have been like had he never been born-that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villian, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.