Irish Repertory Theatre's It's a Wonderful Life, The 1946 Live Radio Play opens Off-Broadway Dec. 10 following previews from Dec. 5 on Irish Rep's intimate second stage, the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre.
"Set in a radio station in the 1940s, with a busy live sound FX artist and six actors playing 25 characters, this poignant Christmas drama comes vividly to life," IRT promises. Artistic director Charlotte Moore (Dancing at Lughnasa, New Girl in Town) directs.
The radio play draws from the Frank Capra film of the same name, about a guardian angel who shows desperate George Bailey how valuable he is, on Christmas Eve. The radio play was adapted by Anthony E. Palermo from the screenplay by Francis Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling.
Performances continue to Dec. 30. Irish Rep is at 132 W. 22nd Street.
Also at The Irish Repertory Theatre, on its Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, is Phil Coulter in The Songs I Love So Well, continuing through Dec. 30. Brian Friel's fall hit The Freedom of the City resumes on the mainstage in January. Charlotte Jones' Airswimming was just announced for the McLucas Studio for an early 2013 run.
For reservations or information, call (212) 727-2737 or visit irishrep.org.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You