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Possum Point Players Bring Bedford Falls And IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE To The Stage

It takes a lot of folks to populate Bedford Falls in Possum Point Players' production of "It's a Wonderful Life." Set to open Friday, Nov. 30, Director Jerry Gietka drew from 13 Delaware communities and one in Maryland to fill the small town featured in this Christmas classic. Performance dates include Dec.1, 2, 7, 8 and 9; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees (Currently sold out!) are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25; seniors and students $24, and they may be purchased at www.possumpointplayers.org or at 302-856-3460.

Leading the cast as central characters are Rehoboth resident Steve Givens as George, Frankford resident Amy Baker-Sheridan as Mary, Ed Guinan of Dagsboro as Clarence, Michael Murnin of Lewes as Uncle Billy and Laurel resident Chuck Rafferty as Mr. Potter.

Joining their neighbors in Bedford Falls are Millsboro residents Crystal Bradford, Hadleigh Schwartz and Ashlee Carrillo; Milton residents Andrew Hertzberg and John Zinzi; and Louise Hartzell and Olivia Farra of Georgetown. Also from Dagsboro is Victoria Cook, from Laurel is Jack Jones and from Lewes, Bernie Noeller.

Others who have taken up residence in Bedford Falls include Jill Lewandowski of Milford, Susann Studz of Fenwick Island and Carolyn Reese of Greenwood. Rounding out the cast are Gina Voges of Seaford, Hope Kline of Selbyville and Barbara Gallagher of Berlin, MD.

Director Gietka said his cast has come together and brought the trials and triumphs of Bedford Falls to life on Possum Hall stage. Bitterness and threatening failure loom up for George to the point that he considers leaving this life. However, maybe some divine intervention will come along and help him realize that, really, "It's a Wonderful Life." Audience members should come prepared for a good dose of holiday spirit.

True to the original Frank Capra production on the big screen, the stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life" celebrates faith of the season and the American philosophy of hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded. "It's a Wonderful Life" is appropriate for all audiences.

"It's A Wonderful Life" is produced through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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