It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Nov. 1 & 2 | 7 PM
Dec. 9-11 | 7 PM
Dec. 12 | 3 PM
430 McNabb Rd.
Cast & Character Breakdowns
The following breakdown is for five actors (3 men and 2 women). The bold names are those of the radio performers who are performing It’s a Wonderful Life. There will also be a separate individual cast to be the show’s foley artist.
Announcer, Gower, Potter, Billy, Joseph, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man (At Martini’s), Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, Cop
George Bailey (and Young George)
Mary Hatch (and Young Mary)
Violet (and Young Violet), Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schults, Zuzu, Janie, Sadie Vance
Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood
Harry (and Young Harry), Bert, Clarence Oddbody, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Man (at run on bank), Horace the Teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy, Sheriff