As PlayMakers puts the finishing touches on it’s on-stage reinvention of the holiday film classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, we go behind-the-scenes to see what inspired our creative team, beyond Capra’s classic movie, of course.

We continue with a look at the sources that inspired costume designer Rachel Pollock.

Lana Sherwood (played by Katja Hill) is sometimes sweet, sometimes seductive actress behind the voice of Violet. Rachel turned to ’40s-era advertising to come up with a look suitable for a woman on the move.

And like all good ’40s radio productions, we need a foley artist, the man behind the hundreds of noises and sounds that bring a radio production to life. Like Freddie Filmore, our foley’s wardrobe aspires to Cary Grant, but not without a certain touch of the man behind the curtain.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY adapted by Joe Landry
November 28 – December 16, 2012
Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III
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