Venue Details

82 Star Starred
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from 1sierrasky

Very much like a script "reading" as opposed to acting. Could have been more entertaining. My 7 year old fell asleep. Would definitely recommend having children see the movie first.

reviewed Dec 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Dec 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Risa Meyer

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

reviewed Dec 21 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Playwright Joe Landry’s website


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?

<em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Steve Martin and Martin Short Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em>