It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is coming back this holiday season for a showing this Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts.
The radio play is an adapted version by Joe Landry of the classic holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life. It will be directed by the founder and producing artistic director of Enceladus Theatre Company, Whittier College theatre professor Gil Gonzalez.
Enceladus Theatre Company is a professional non-profit that features local actors and stages many different plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Gonzalez founded the company to help Whittier College students who have a desire to act, by giving them opportunities to work with professional theatre artists.
This year, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will feature Whittier professors, professional actors, and alumni, including Katie Liddicoat, Chris Cannon, Kyle Fox ’12, physics professor Seamus Lagan, and English professor David Paddy. The play will also include Whittier College students, Stephee Bonifacio ’19 and Sydney Summers ’19.
“What makes this production so special is that is has officially become a holiday tradition, not only for the Whittier College community, but the city of Whittier,” Gonzalez said.
Come join the fast-paced and entertaining It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play for a night of laughter and maybe a few tears, as well. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are available at the Shannon Center website.
Written by Fionna Tejada '22.