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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (short version)

  • Joe Landry
  • Short Play, Radio Play, Christmas/Holiday, Drama, 1940s / WWII
  • 3M, 2F
  • ISBN: ps1597

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast.

  • Short Play
  • Radio Play, Christmas/Holiday, Drama
  • 45 minutes

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

A full-length version of this play is also available.

REVIEWS:

"A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch."

 Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption."

 Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

"Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is a classic that'll never be surpassed by any remake. But what this play has to sacrifice, it makes up for with its original twist, its clever use of props, entertaining voices and a love story that you want to witness over and over again."

 Teresa Errico, Fairfield County Weekly (Connecticut)

"A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you'll be blubbering away right on cue... Guaranteed."

 Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

  • Casting: 3M, 2F

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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

A full-length version of this play is also available.

$19.95