IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
A Stage Adaptation
ADAPTED BY JOE LANDRY
WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY TED SHEN & CARMEL DEAN
DIRECTED BY JACK CUMMINGS III
December 12, 2022
The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture
It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, a deeply frustrated businessman struggling to hold on to his values. When the fate of his father’s business is in jeopardy, George begins to question every element of his life. Interrupting a dark night of the soul, a guardian angel named Clarence appears to show him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Based on the classic film released in 1946 starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, and directed by Frank Capra, and widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, the evening examines what makes life worth living—a theme that has resonated for generations.
OBIE Winner Donna Lynne Champlin stars as George Bailey.
Starring Donna Lynne Champlin as George Bailey
Jack Cummings III