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It's a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play

Written by Joe Landry

Photo Creds: Kathryn Hughes

Clarence - "You see, George, you really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?

     This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. From my director's notes; "There is something about the plight of George Bailey that draws you into this story and as you watch it unfold you root for the goodness in people. I think with the arrival of the holiday season, we need to appreciate the small moments and cheer for the goodness, the wholeness, and the coming together moments of friends and family - to glimpse then what our impact is on our community. I loved this chance to be taken back to the late 1940's to experience not only a community coming together to support one another for the holiday, but also to play within a radio station and have those characters bring the story to life right before your eyes. I hope this holiday season for you is filled with the impact of a story, communities coming together, and overarching joy. In my short time in here Shreveport, what will always bring me back in the intentional community the people strive to cultivate here. It's as if you're never alone. I think there may even be a few guardian angels among the seats tonight. I hope you enjoy the show and thank you for coming." 



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