Bedford Falls Meets WandaVision in the Cary Players’ Dec. 3-6 Production of It’s A Wonderful Life

The Cary Players' Dec. 3-6 presentation of Joe Landry's It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, directed by Nancy Rich, stars Bridget Patterson and Nick Popio as Mary and George Bailey (photo by Charles Ruffin)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This preview is based on a Cary Players news release. — R.W.M. Everybody loves the classic 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life. And the Cary Players have presented stage adaptations of It’s A Wonderful Life in the past, using a large cast of adult and child performers. For their Christmas show this time… Continue reading Bedford Falls Meets WandaVision in the Cary Players’ Dec. 3-6 Production of It’s A Wonderful Life

RLT Director Patrick Torres Finds the Soul, and Amy (White) Pridgen Finds the Heart, of This Wonderful Life from Dec. 17th to Dec. 25th

Raleigh Little Theatre will present This Wonderful Life, starring Amy (White) Pridgen, on Dec. 17-25 (photo by Jeremy Diamond)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nancy Rich’s husband, videographer Rod Rich, taped the online version of this show. The following review is based on the final edited version of that video-on-demand production. — R.W.M. “The theatre is the only institution in the world which has been dying for 4,000 years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and… Continue reading RLT Director Patrick Torres Finds the Soul, and Amy (White) Pridgen Finds the Heart, of This Wonderful Life from Dec. 17th to Dec. 25th

It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

Sanford's Temple Theatre will stage It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play from Nov. 29th to Dec. 16th

‘Tis the season for family, wassail, and good cheer. It is also a time for annual holiday traditions, such as drinking eggnog, spending time with family, and watching Ralphie scheme to get Santa to bring him a BB gun in A Christmas Story. For many, it is also a time to watch Frank Capra’s 1946… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

HRT Turns Out a Truly Charming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” However, the story has also enjoyed a life onstage through several adaptations. One of the more manageable, straightforward, and true-to-the-film versions is James W. Rodgers’ 1993 incarnation. Harnett Regional Theater, under the skilled direction of Ruth Mills, wisely… Continue reading HRT Turns Out a Truly Charming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Wonderful Is the Word for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Wonderful is the word for the current PlayMakers Repertory Company presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Connecticut playwright Joe Landry. PRC guest director Nelson T. Eusebio, III and his charismatic cast breathe new life into the familiar story about George Bailey’s Dark Night of the Soul, whose unforgettable characters flicker across television screens not only during the 1946 film’s annual airing in December, but pretty much year-round now.