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Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast for It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted from Frank Capra's beloved film by Joe Landry. This family-friendly holiday production, directed by David Bogdonoff with original music and live foley effects by Don Tieck, plays for nine performances only, November 29 through December 15; for tickets and information visit or call 510-524-9012.

The 5-person company of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play play more than 50 characters in Landry's adaptation including Peter Marietta as George Bailey, Keith Jefferds as his guardian angel, Clarence, Kim Donovan as Zuzu, Merrill Grant as Mary, and Kendall Tieck as Mr. Potter, with live sound effects and original score created by Don Tieck. Although the Tieck brothers have appeared in or worked on Bay Area productions for nearly 40 years, this marks the first time they have appeared onstage together.

Called "one of the best holiday shows around" by Chicago Sun-Times and "bringing new meaning and fantastic new sound to the heartwarming story of good will and good cheer in the face of adversity" (KPBS San Diego Public Broadcasting), It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play brings home the timeless message that "no man is a failure who has friends." Become the live studio audience for a radio broadcast of this American holiday favorite. George Bailey's Christmas Eve crisis of faith brings about the intervention of his guardian angel Clarence, who shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

Single tickets for It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play range from $11 to $32, with discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. All performances take place at CCCT's intimate and fully accessible theatre in the Flynn building located at 951 Pomona Avenue (cross street Moeser) in El Cerrito. Free parking is available in the adjoining lot. Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 510.524.9012.

Celebrating its 60th season in 2019-20, Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) embraces the notion that theatre is a vital part of a healthy community and serves its citizens best when it provides a welcoming home for all people who value the power of storytelling. Established in 1959 by Louis and Bettianne Flynn and a group of dedicated volunteers and now under the artistic direction of Marilyn Langbehn, CCCT is proud to provide entertainment and education to the El Cerrito and East Bay communities that help it to thrive.

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