|Todd Lawson and Katja Hill in
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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.
|Todd Lawson as George Bailey (center),
with Maren Searle as Mary and Brandon Garegnani as Clarence.
So I traveled down to PlayMakers Rep from Brooklyn, New York, on a chilly October day, not really knowing what to expect. I couldn’t have asked for more. What a welcoming company and community. The experience here has been amazing. I was thrilled to be able to play one of my favorite characters of all time, George Bailey. But, to then be surrounded by such talented and generous souls while doing it has been the icing on the cake. It truly is A Wonderful Life here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. If you haven’t gotten a chance to come see the play yet, I hope you come share my joy for this wonderful story in this wonderful place during this wonderful holiday season. Thanks PlayMakers and Chapel Hill. Hope to see ya again soon.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY adapted by Joe Landry
November 28 – December 16, 2012
Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III
JUST THREE PERFORMANCES LEFT!