Photo Flash: First Look at Marin Theatre's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Marin Theatre Company continues its 2012/13 Season with a family friendly production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, which runs during the holiday season from November 23 to December 16. Jon Tracy directs Joe Landry's live radio play adaptation of Frank Capra's film It's a Wonderful Life. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play transposes the cinematic classic (and holiday television tradition) to the theater by staging the story as if it was a live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the voices of dozens of characters while creating foley sound effects. As in the movie, everyman George Bailey must learn that "no man is a failure who has friends" (and a little divine intervention), when he must face off against local robber baron (and all around curmudgeon) Henry F. Potter. MTC invites its audiences to arrive at least 20 minutes early for preshow festivities.
Making his MTC main stage debut with It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, director Jon Tracy previously directed a staged reading of Blood/Money by A. Zell Williams as part of the New Works reading series. He has worked with SF Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, Impact Theatre and many other local companies. Actors PatRick Kelly Jones (Bellwether, as well as two productions for young audiences,TALL Tales and Animal vs. Animal), Gabriel Marin (Bellwether and A Streetcar Named Desire) and Carrie Paff (Edward Albee's Tiny Alice,Sunlight and A Streetcar Named Desire) all return to MTC's stage. The production features the MTC debut of actors Sarah Overman and Michael Gene Sullivan.
MTC is inviting families (and extended families!) to come see this heartwarming holiday play. MTC always offers discount $20 tickets to patrons under 30 years old. Discount family packages are available, contact MTC's Box Office for more information. There are $15 rush tickets available one hour prior to the show, based on availablility. For all performances of It's a Wonderful Life, no children under five years old are permitted.
Opening night is Tuesday, November 27. Performances are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 7:30PM, and Sundays at 7PM, with matinees every Sunday at 2PM, Saturdays November 1, and November 15 at 2PM, and Thursday, December 6 at 1PM.
Visit www.marintheatre.org or call the box office 415-388-5208 for more information.
Photo Credit: Ed Smith
Sarah Overman, Gabriel Marin, Carrie Paff, PatRick Kelly Jones
PatRick Kelly Jones, Carrie Paff, Michael Gene Sullivan, Gabriel Marin
Gabriel Marin (Jake Laurents, the voice of George Bailey)
Michael Gene Sullivan, PatRick Kelly Jones, Carrie Paff, Sarah overman
Sarah Overman, Gabriel Marin
Sarah Overman, Gabriel Marin
Michael Gene Sullivan, Carrie Paff, PatRick Kelly Jones, Gabriel Marin, Sarah Overman