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Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
415-345-1287
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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2008

Interesting concept, but a little boring. More could have been done to get into the whole "live radio play" theme. It was really more just like a book reading or something.

Costumes would've been nice. It also could have been made a little more...continued

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3 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

small venue, very personal, informal, and comfortable. most of all, fun. the performace was well done.

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 18 2008

One of my favorite stories - holiday or otherwise. I thought it was sweet and touchingly performed by the cast and the sound effects were imaginative and fun.

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Website

http://www.actorstheatresf.org/home

Quotes & Highlights

Playwright Joe Landry’s website

Description

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on Frank Capra’s classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed. A small-town, good citizen gives into despair when his noble dreams are sabotaged. Saved from suicide by a bumbling guardian angel, he is shown the significance of his life. This holiday favorite is performed in the style of the 1940s live radio broadcasts: Actors lend their voices to the dozens of characters as well as produce the sound effects. Perfect for the whole family, revisit this vibrant celebration of simple goodwill, community, and cheer in the face of hardship.

Director: Christian Phillips

Cast: James Baldock, John Krause, Christian Phillips, Duncan Phillips, Carole Robinson, Phaedra Starr

About the Playwright

Joe Landry’s plays have been produced across the country and include _Eve & Co., Beautiful, Hollywood Babylon, Flavor of the Month _and Numb. His other adaptations include Reefer Madness and Death in Venice. He has collaborated on the musical Mothers and Sons with Kevin Connors. His produced screenplays include Who Would Jesus Date?

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Theatre of San Francisco

Founded in August of 1989 by a group of professional actors and directors who shared a common desire to produce ensemble theatre works, the founding members of the Actors Theatre of San Francisco committed themselves to creating a permanent repertory company whose work would reflect their ideals of ensemble theatre: a theatre where all the participants share the same artistic vision, have a unified approach to the rehearsal process and a desire to create revelatory theatre that surpasses their desire for individual gain. The founding members gave themselves no restriction as to style, content or period. Instead, they committed themselves to producing theatre that is designed to enlighten and illuminate the human condition.