The treasured holiday film comes to life before your eyes. 1940s radio players perform the story as a Christmas Eve broadcast with music and sound effects – then they actually become the characters, stepping into the iconic scenes that have warmed hearts for generations. A story of redemption that resonates with all ages, It’s a Wonderful Life has become our American Christmas Carol. Experience the true spirit of the season with this gift for the entire family.

“magic …a ‘wonderful‘ night at the theater”The Boston Globe

Media

Dec 14 2012

Get There Faster: Our Pair of Visiting Actors Talks About IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Returning to PlayMakers to play the role of Lana Sherwood in It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play has been both a pleasure and a challenge. It's Monday, our day off from the run, and it's startling how exhausted I am. With our busy schedule of eight shows this last week, resulting in two double-show days fraught with twice the amount of time wrangling elaborate victory rolls on my heavily gelled and ossified hair, the joy of acting has shown its flip side as quite a bit of hard work. It's impossible to do each show well without sufficient rest in between.


REVIEWS
Wonderful is the Word for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

by Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment

An Old Favorite in a Charming New Guise
by Kate Dobbs Airial
The Independent Weekly

by Andrea Griffith Cash
Chapel Hill Magazine

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Brings Christmas Nostalgia to Chapel Hill
by Larisa Mount
Broadway World

PlayMakers’ It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Presents the Charm of the Film on Stage
by Alan R. Hall
CVNC

TRULY WONDERFUL: PlayMakers brings new life to classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
by Katelyn Trela
The Daily Tar Heel

Fine acting polishes ‘Wonderful Life’
by Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer

NEWS
It’s a Wonderful Life

Radio interview with the cast and creators of PlayMakers’ new production
The State of Things with Frank Stasio
WUNC 91.5FM

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ performed as a play in Chapel Hill
by Dane Huffman
NBC-17

PlayMakers brings to life adaptation of classic film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
by Carson Blackwelder
The Daily Tar Heel

Indy Pick: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
by Byron Woods
The Independent Weekly

Being George Bailey
by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
The Herald-Sun

PlayMakers Rep’s 2012 Holiday Show Is “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry
by Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment

Get Your Cheer on at Holiday Events
UNC Campus Updates 

PlayMakers presents beloved holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
The News of Orange County

Who’s Talking: It’s a Wonderful Life
radio interview with director Nelson T. Eusebio and actors Todd Lawson and Katja Hill
by D.G. Martin
WCHL 97.9FM

 

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