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Portland Center Stage presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
December 24, 2022 @ 1:06 pm$25 – $98
George Bailey, Clarence and the Bedford Falls community will come to Portland Center Stage this holiday season, in a fresh, inventive reimagining of the beloved holiday story. “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” will open on Nov. 25 and run through Dec. 24 at The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Tickets are on sale now. Prices range from $25 to $98 and tickets may be purchased at pcs.org/its-a-wonderful-life-a-live-radio-play, 503-445-3700, or in person from the box office.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was adapted by Joe Landry from the 1943 story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern, which inspired the classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Reimagined for the stage as a live radio broadcast, idyllic Bedford Falls is brought to life with an exciting ensemble cast, gorgeous music, lavish costumes, and delightful live sound effects. Small-town everyman George Bailey is having a Christmas Eve that can only be saved by a miracle. Enter George’s guardian angel, Clarence, who takes him on a journey of redemption, proving that “no one is a failure who has friends.” The performers will also help in the creation of a full range of live, playful sound effects and original music that will lift up the show.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, with a pay-what-you-will performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. BIPOC Affinity Night is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The final performance is 2 p.m. Dec. 24. Showtimes are Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. except Dec. 19 and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. This production is recommended for ages 8 and up. Learn more at www.pcs.org.