It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life Poster

Adapted by John Wolbers

At Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square

November 17–December 15, 2019

  • Sundays at 2PM
  • Fridays at 7PM*
  • Saturdays at 4PM*

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A Radio Play within a Play 

The beloved American holiday classic leaps to life on stage in a delightful, heartwarming new adaptation. 
 
Wolbers’ “It’s a Wonderful Life” has a clever twist: it’s staged as a play within a play, more specifically a radio play within a play. 
 
On Christmas Eve 1949, KMTC Radio St. Louis is prepared to perform a live radio broadcast of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when unexpected events transform the station’s staff into the radio play’s actors. Complete with microphones, live sound effects by a Foley artist, 1940s period costumes, and a diverse company of characters, the play tells the story of George Bailey and his discovery of the life-affirming message that one life can change the whole fabric of a community. 
 
This new adaptation not only brings audiences back to the golden age of radio—a time when radios were considered a household necessity and families gathered around them for news and entertainment—but it is also appeals to young and old alike. 
 
Join us as we introduce a new generation to the favorite holiday tale! 
 
*No performance on Friday, November 29 
*No performance on Saturday, December 14