Cary Players Announces Production of
It’s A Wonderful Life, a 1940’s Style Radio Drama
Family-oriented show one of many downtown Cary holiday events.
Cary Players announces the production of It’s A Wonderful Life as a 1940’s style live radio drama to be performed December 4-7, 2009, at the unique and spacious Town of Cary Council Chambers. Using a script by Phil Grecian, nearly thirty local and talented performers will re-create this classic story based on the holiday movie favorite by Frank Capra.
The show is the 22nd production by the Cary Players, Cary’s largest and longest-running community theatre company. Directed by Debra Grannan, with musical direction by Craig Johnson, the show is set on the stage of a 1940s radio studio, with actors taking turns at the old microphones playing the multiple, memorable characters of Bedford Falls. In addition, a team of foley artists enhances the story with authentic 1940s sound effects using an array of vintage items and gadgets. Based on the success of last year’s production, Cary Players is producing the show again as one of the many family holiday events taking place in downtown Cary this December.
Local actor Tracy Fulghum plays the hopeless George Bailey, a man whose life’s ambitions always took a backseat to his acts of kindness and sacrifice for his fellow citizens. Believing his life to be worthless, George is visited by the angel Clarence, played by Jeff Nugent, who shows George what life would have been like in Bedford Falls without George’s lifetime of charity. The result is a touching story of how “each man’s life touches so many other lives.”
Show times are 8:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, December 4th-5th, 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 6th, and 7:00 pm on Monday, December 7th. The Town of Cary Council Chambers are located in Cary Town Hall at 316 N. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27513.
Tickets go on sale November 4th and can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com or at the Herbert C. Young Community Center (101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary, NC 27513). Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $8 for children under 12 and under. All tickets at the door will be $15. Group pricing is available for groups of eight or more. For group pricing, call Sarah Preston at 919-462-3969. Also, there will be a special performance for military families on Monday, December 7th, at 7pm for $7 per person.
Cary Players was founded in 2001 with a mission to provide the citizens of Cary and surrounding areas with the opportunity to showcase and enhance their theatrical talents. Since that time, hundreds of local volunteers and artists have taken part in its productions, which have been seen by more than ten thousand citizens. For more information about Cary Players, its upcoming shows, and how to get involved, visit www.caryplayers.org.