It’s a Wonderful Life the Christmas classic film by Frank Capra and Philip Van Doren Stern comes to the Sierra Madre Playhouse stage with an adaptation by James W. Rodgers. Directed by Christina Harris and produced by Ward Calaway the show features (in alphabetical order): Matthew Bond, Paul Bond, Clay Bunker, Sophia Davis, Jennie Floyd, Elizabeth Gray, Charlotte Hardy, Scott Harris, Chuck Hernandez, Matthew Herrmann, Alison Janes, Jack Kandel, Sheila Kraics, Elaine Kratofil, Chuck Lacey, Sarah Logan, Mark Mandell, Karl Maschek, Meg Momsen, Gerry Orz, Janie Steele and Nancy Young.
In case some readers somehow missed seeing a version of this heartwarming story here’s a bit of background: “George Bailey, the decent family man who heads the Building and Loan Association in the town of Bedford Falls, is dissuaded from suicide one especially difficult holiday season by the intervention of a guardian angel in training.
“The angel, Clarence, shows George that his town and indeed, the world, are better off because George Bailey has been living in it. Faced with impending scandal, ruin and prosecution, George is rescued from disaster as his wife and all the townspeople he’s helped over the years rally behind him in the hour of his greatest need, ensuring that the town of Bedford Falls will yet see the merriest of Christmases.”
It’s a Wonderful Life opens 8 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2011 and performs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday through December 22 (additional performances 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday December 21 and 22). Opening night a champagne reception and light buffet precedes the show at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $25, $22 seniors (65+) and students (13-17), $15 children 12 and under. Call 626-355-4318 or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org
Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking is available behind theatre.
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