"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 cast includes Rory Duffy, Katie Fabel, Kristin Griffith, Ian Holcombe, Peter Maloney and Max Gordon Moore. Production stage manager is Michael Palmer. The production's live sound design is by Zach Williamson.
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.
For reservations or information, call (212) 727-2737 or visit irishrep.org.