Holiday Favorite It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play
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The last date listed for It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play was Sunday December 29, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends hits the OC stage in this STAGEStheatre production. Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends for decades with Tom and Beth, also married. Everything changes when Beth reveals that Tom has been unfaithful and their marriage is on the verge of imploding. The story is not the divorce, however, but the shockwave effect it has on Gabe and Karen's relationship. At first they feel forced to pick sides, then they begin to notice the cracks in their own marriage. This funny, poignant comic drama exposes the insecurities that everyone faces when big changes happen in their lives. The characters are real and relatable -- they might be your friends, your family or they might even be you. Margulies holds a mirror up to the modern relationship and asks us to think about our own relationships and what we're doing to keep them strong. Learn More
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Featured review from Uncle Mike
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This was such a fun experience, to see my favorite film performed live as an old-time radio broadcast! All the performers were top-notch and very good in their (sometimes multiples) roles, with a special shout-out to the onstage sound effects guy who had his hands full juggling glasses, cans, doors, telephones, and the occasional paper airplane.
A familiarity with the story is probably helpful, as I overheard a few younger folks admit they didn't quite understand the action during some moments of the show.
This was my 2nd time seeing a show at STAGEStheater, and I will definitely be back for more.
The American Film Institute (AFI) selected It’s a Wonderful Life as its “Most Inspiring Movie of All Time” in a 2006 “100 Years—100 Cheers” retrospective, and Landry’s radio play adaptation has received equally-admiring reviews in many cities across the country. The classic tale of family, friendship and the power of community in the face of financial hard times is a must-see during the holiday season.