An Uplifting Holiday Story
Adapted by Joe Landry
From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
Directed by Brian McDonald
December 5–22, 2019
Inspired by the classic holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play tells the entire story of idealistic George Bailey, a man who gives up his dreams to help others, and whose life’s decisions on Christmas Eve bring about the intervention of his guardian angel. This timeless story comes to life with five talented actors performing dozens of characters as a live radio broadcast with live Foley sound effects right before your eyes. ETC’s production is set in Santa Barbara in 1947, and features mock radio commercials for local businesses. This production will surely ignite the holiday spirit in audiences of all ages!
ETC's 2019-20 Season Sponsored by Dana White
Production sponsored by
John C. Mithun and Mercedes Millington
With sponsorship from
The Corwin D. Denney Foundation through Andy and Jo Gifford
Doug and Nancy Norberg
Frank and Parm Williams
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
Book Club, DECEMBER 11, 2019, 5:30 - 6:30pm: Scripts are now available for checkout at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street. Join other theatregoers for a lively discussion about the play from a literary and dramatic perspective. FREE!
Pre-Show Talk, DECEMBER 11 & 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm: Join us in the courtyard of The New Vic for an informative and insightful discussion about the play before you see it, sure to enhance your theatrical experience.
Martini Night, DECEMBER 13, 2019 at 7:15pm, performance at 8:00pm: Free to ticket holders. Come early to enjoy a complimentary martini and mingle before the show.
Talk Back, DECEMBER 19, 2019: Meet the cast after the show and discuss the production.
Tiny Tots Concert, DECEMBER 14, 2019, 11am at The New Vic.
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