Napa Valley College presented three sold-out performances of “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,” in their studio theater last weekend.
Three performances remain on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday. Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
The radio play version of “It’s A Wonderful Life” is directed by Reed Martin as a live 1940s radio broadcast.
“It’s A Wonderful Life” tells the story of the idealistic George Bailey, a resident of Bedford Falls, whose life is unraveling on one Christmas Eve. He decides it would have been better if he’d never been born — until Clarence Odbody, Angel 2nd Class, shows what that would have meant for the people whose lives he has touched.
‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ combines a radio play with stage comedy in a way that I find irresistible,” said Martin. “I love the holidays, and what better way to celebrate than with the stage version of the classic holiday film?”
“It’s the perfect holiday show for the entire family,” said Jennifer King, artistic director of Napa Valley College Performing Arts, who was delighted with response to the show’s opening weekend. “It has been a remarkable year for theater at Napa Valley College given our success with ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Shakespeare Napa Valley’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘Shrek the Musical,’ in partnership with Cafeteria Kids, and now’ It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play.’
Tickets are $12-$25. Reservations are suggested. The Studio Theater is in the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway in Napa.