Holiday Favorite It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play
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The Man From Earth is a thoughtful science fiction drama adapted from the 2007 film written by Jerome Bixby -- one of the most successful and prolific writers of science fiction's golden age. Bixby co-wrote the story that served as the basis for Fantastic Voyage, penned multiple episodes of the original run of Star Trek (including the classic "Mirror, Mirror" episode), and his story "It's a Good Life" was the basis for an episode of The Twilight Zone and was later featured in Twilight Zone: The Movie. Bixby's brilliant swan song, The Man From Earth centers on John Oldman, a history professor who suddenly decides to resign. When his colleagues show up at his home for an impromptu going-away party turned informal inquisition, Oldman is compelled to announce his extraordinary reasons for leaving. And what starts as a friendly gathering eventually builds to a shocking climax in this stage adaptation of a powerful sci-fi story. 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.
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What a lovely start to the Christmas season for my wife and I. Seeing and living through one of our all time Christmas favorites in such an intimate setting, and a great presentation. Thanks to everyone involved it was a real pleasure, and we were...continued
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.