a Wonderful Life" Is Retold as 1940s Radio Play
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Dec. 3-5
Windsor, N.J. - A family classic takes center stage to usher
in the holiday season at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey
Theatre. The James Tolin Memorial Fund is proud to present the
Joe Landry adaptation of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful
Life: A Staged Radio Play" on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30
p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday,
Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
production is directed by Brian A. Bara of Levittown, PA,
and features Jennifer Barron of Hamilton; Glenn Calhoun of
Robbinsville; Damian Gaeta of Hamilton; Sean McGrath of Churchville,
PA; John Maurer of Ewing, and Sarah Stryker of Lawrenceville,
all taking on multiple roles. The production recreates the
experience of seeing a live radio broadcast from the 1940's
just as a studio audience would have, complete with a live
Foley (sound effects) crew.
and crew include, from left, Sean McGrath, Glenn Calhoun,
Damian Gaeta, Judi Parrish (background), Sarah Stryker, Jennifer
Baron and John Maurer. Actors will be featured in multiple
roles; Parrish is the show's Foley Artist.
radio play of "It's a Wonderful Life" was developed from
Landry's full stage production and was first mounted at the Stamford
Center for the Arts in 1996. It tells the story of George Bailey,
a man about to take his own life who is pulled from the brink by
Clarence, an angel-in-training. Clarence shows George how different
-- and overwhelmingly unhappy -- the lives of his family and friends
would have been had he never been born. The beloved 1946 Capra film
stars James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. It also served
as the inspiration for the names of the "Sesame Street"
characters, Bert and Ernie.
are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students/children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible.
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