|This Wonderful Life | November 27 – December 7|
By Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock
Featuring Mike Anthony
Directed by Dawn McAndrews
Mike Anthony returns for this hilariously touching adaptation of the iconic holiday classic—Frank Capra’s, It’s a Wonderful Life. Clarence the Angel, Mary, Old Man Potter, and 20 more of Bedford Falls’ citizens guide George Bailey’s journey to discover that the actions of one person really can make a difference in the world.
|Set & Lighting Designer||Jim Alexander|
|Sound Designer||Rew Tippin|
|Stage Manager||Kathleen Nation
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
From the Director
As they say, “third time’s a charm,” or perhaps “three is a magic number.” Whatever way you say it, we are thrilled to have Mike Anthony return for a third year to kick off the holiday season as the many beloved characters of Bedford Falls! Frank Capra’s classic film of one man’s journey to face not his own mortality but what the world would have been like without him has become a holiday tradition.
For those of you returning for your third year, thank you for joining us again. And for those of you who are sharing in the magic for the first time—welcome to the peculiar and unpredictable world of This Wonderful Life, in which one versatile actor plays a guy who so loves the movie, that he wants to bring us along as he reminisces about, pokes fun at, and embodies the ENTIRE cast of characters. He may be alone on the stage but he brings with him the spirit of generations of fans watching this film in celebration of the gift of living.
And when you leave us, after some cookies and warm beverages downstairs, we hope you will consider this little play TAM’s gift to you. Perhaps it will inspire you to pay it forward and share the warmth and generosity of the season with all your neighbors. What better way to share our gratitude for family and friends then through the celebration of life that is It’s a Wonderful Life. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!