it's a wonderful life: the radio play
It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play
based on the film by Frank Capra
November 27 - December 27
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
run-time: 80 minutes, no intermission
kid-friendly?: yes, recommended for the entire family
ATC transforms into a 1940's radio studio to tell Capra's classic story of one man's effect on his community. This year ATC brings new life to this holiday tradition with a new cast, new Foley sound effects and new scenes.
Art of Foley
Foley in Film
4 STARS - "Deadly earnest and beautifully performed, ATC’s classy, good-humored production scratches that Wonderful itch with aplomb."
Ruth Welte, TimeOut Chicago
"American Theater Company’s It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play is a nicely wrapped holiday gift. . . Alan Wilder, playing two key roles – Clarence and Mr. Potter, perfectly mimics the original performances of Henry Travers and Lionel Barrymore. . .Under the well-paced direction of Gerace, the multi-talented cast energetically lassoes the moon."
Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Blog
"During these current conditions, this story has an even deeper meaning than in the past and is one that is worth experiencing. . .These actors are truly tested in doing a production such as this and they all pass with flying colors!"
Al Bresloff, Steadstyle Chicago