Saturday 10 December 2016

Live Theater - It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play

Tonight Teena and I went to see It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play at the Lower Ossington Theatre. We have never seen a bad production of anything this theatre has put on and tonight was no exception. In fact, what we saw tonight was fabulous!

Faced with a life of dreams deferred, George Bailey sets out to throw himself from a bridge — until a dotty angel-in-waiting shows him what might have been. Don't miss this beloved holiday classic, brought to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast!

Revisit Bedford Falls, fall in love again with George and Mary, and discover the magic of an angel named Clarence! It’s Christmas Eve in 1947, and inside a radio studio, a live broadcast brings to life Frank Capra’s timeless film in all of its feel-good glory!

Be a part of the live studio audience and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life. It’s the perfect holiday outing for the entire family and, who knows, an angel might even get his wings!

There are only five actors doing the play. Vince Deiulis was excellent playing the actor playing George. The other four, Thomas James Finn, David Bradshaw, Hannah Gallant and Emma Ferrante, played actors playing multiple roles, plus all the sound effects. It was quite interesting to listen and watch as there were times that one actor would be doing both sides of a conversation. I would close my eyes to hear how the play would sound if it were on radio and it was spot on.

The theatre staged this last year and we didn't go. Big mistake! Hopefully this will be an annual showing as I think Teena and I have a new holiday tradition. That would be a night out watching It's a Wonderful Life, A Radio Play.

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