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It’s A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre
It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio's actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. When Frank Capra and his co-writers were working on the original screenplay of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Great Depression was a vivid memory. The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing. The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.
This 1940s "live broadcast" of Frank Capra's beloved film takes us back to the Golden Age of Radio. This fresh new adaptation of the film is set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre on a cold, snowy winter night. Due to the blizzard, the professional voice actors are unable to get through, but the show must go on — so a small but intrepid band of employees manage to create the dozens of movie characters and scenes using just their voices and a sound effects table. This exquisitely detailed production is an uplifting story of struggle and triumph, and of the power of a community to weather financial storms.
More About Roswell Cultural Arts Center
The Roswell Cultural Arts Center has provided the local community with a venue for performing and visual arts since 1991 when it first opened its doors. Located adjacent to the Roswell Municipal Complex and the Roswell Library, the Cultural Arts Center offers an array of productions and exhibits to residents and visitors throughout the year.
In addition to the 600-seat auditorium, the center also houses the city's archives and research library as well as an exhibit hall and meeting and event space.
For more information, to schedule an event or to view the performance schedule visit the website.
Other events here
- The Second City Fri, May 24, 8:00 pm