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UW-Madison’s Dept. of Theatre & Drama’s Holiday Present to you – It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play

by Scot Shepley

Tu usher in the holiday season, the Department of Theatre and Drama/University Theatre is proud to present IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY December 1-11 in the Ronald F. Mitchell Theatre.

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s live 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. Featuring live sound effects and music hearkening back to classic radio shows, this show will delight the eyes and ears just in time for the holidays. Wisconsin Public Radio will host a live simulcast broadcast of the show Saturday December 3rd.

Under the direction of Jim Stauffer, the cast features UW students Stephen Deming, Rebecca Greenberg, Paul Urbanski, Andrea Watkins, Kyle Wessel, and Sam Wood portraying the residents of Bedford Falls.

Get tickets in person at the Vilas Hall Box Office or Memorial union Box Office, by phone at 608-265-2787, or online here (Please note: there is a convenience fee for phone and online ticket purchases).