Jackson County Community Theatre’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown.
Tickets are $10 for seniors and students and $12 for non-senior adults. They may be purchased by calling 812-358-5228 or emailing [email protected] with the date you want to attend and number of people in your party. A theater representative will return your call or reply to your email to complete the transaction.
The theater’s first production of the season provides a different twist on the classic Frank Capra play about the idealistic George Bailey, whose luck has run out and who is considering ending his life on a fateful Christmas Eve.
Joe Landry’s adaptation takes you inside a live radio studio, where five actors bring the dozens of characters to life. Authentic 1940s era sound effects are produced by the two Foley artists using a variety of techniques.
John Hardaway is directing the show. The five radio actors are played by Greg Simons, Evan Rohlfing, MaryAnna Moore, John Boyken and Erin Moore. The Foley artists are Daniel Main and Mariah Dillon. Connie Hardaway will provide piano music.
The set design and construction team includes Joel McGill, John Hardaway, Luke Morris, John Ortman and set artist Joe Reynolds. McGill and Paul Keller are sound designers, and Stephanie Sunderman is operating sound in the onstage control booth in the role of stage manager.
Also, Erin Ortman is house chairwoman, and Sarah McGill is production manager.