It’s a Wonderful Life – The Radio Play at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 13, 2013 – Jan 4, 2014

It’s a Wonderful Life – The Radio Play at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 13, 2013 – Jan 4, 2014

It’s a Wonderful Life – The Radio Play

by Philip Grecian

Directed by Michael Hartsfield

Produced by Maureen Rogers

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Friday December 13, 2013 through Saturday January 4, 2014

Performances run weekends from Friday December 13, 2013 through Saturday January 4, 2014 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission. Admission for students (18 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $12. For reservations, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2. For further information visit the web site at http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Description: It’s a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, the unsung, beloved hero of Bedford Falls. As a child, George risked his own life to save his brother from drowning. As he grew older, his countless small deeds mattered very much in the lives of the Bedford Falls townspeople. George prepares to leave town and go to college to fulfill his dream of building skyscrapers. However, when his father, the president of the small Bailey Building and Loan Company, dies, George postpones his dreams, manages the family company, and finds happiness in his marriage to Mary Hatch. When Uncle Billy accidentally misplaces company funds, George faces financial ruin and almost certain imprisonment. Seeing no way out, he runs to the bridge over the river, prepared to plunge to his death. Enter Clarence, George’s lovable, bumbling guardian angel, who has come to Bedford Falls to prove to George that his life is worth living and to earn wings for himself. He grants George one wish: to see what the world would be like if he had never been born. Suddenly Bedford Falls is a very unpleasant place: the bustling small town main street is lined with pool halls and saloons; none of his friends or family recognize him, not even his beloved wife, Mary, who, in this world without him, is a prim spinster. Pursued by police, George returns to the bridge and begs to have his life back. Clarence grants it and George runs home to find his children, his wife, and a town that rallies to support him. Finally, George comes to realize…it truly is a wonderful life.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

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