Almost everyone knows the story of the classic holiday favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. It is the uplifting and bittersweet tale of George Bailey's close call with death on Christmas Eve, of how important and special he is to all those around him - and what this world would have missed had he not been born. It's a story about the people of Bedford Falls, about neighbors, friends and family, and about the difference one person makes in so many others' lives.
This fresh adaptation of Frank Capra's beloved film is set as a 1940's "live broadcast" and takes us back to the Golden Age of radio. The WVL studio's "On Air" sign lights up and the heart-warming holiday classic comes to life through the bygone radio formula of a few hardworking actors, live sound effects - and a listener's imagination. This stage version reminds audiences of everything we love about the movie. This unique approach transports us back in time and refreshes dialogue most viewers already know by heart.
60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. The message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.