It's a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play
by Joe Landry
December 3-5, 2020
Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown
rebooked to December 27-29 due to COVID shutdowns
Watermark Theatre, North Rustico
We were grateful to the CCOA for this opportunity to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ on the mainstage! This holiday classic adapted by Joe Landry was also be presented at the Watermark Theatre.
Directed by: MARTI HOPSON
Produced by: MIKE MALLALEY | MARTI HOPSON
Stage Manager: COLIN HOOD
Sound Designer: PAT CARON
photography: BRIAN COLLINS, Landwash Studios
original jingles by: MARTI HOPSON
FREDDIE FILLMORE: Keir Malone- (Joseph, Harry Bailey, Mr. Gower, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Ed, Dr. Campbell, Pete)
JAKE LAURENTS: Alex Arsenault- (George Bailey)
SALLY APPLEWHITE: Jenna Marie Holmes- (Mary Hatch, Binky)
LANA SHERWOOD: Amanda Rae Gallant- (Violet Bick, Rose Bailey, Mathilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Sadie Vance, Nick, Janie, Zuzu, Mrs. Thompson, Schultz)
HARRY ‘JAZZBO’ HEYWOOD: Rob Thomson- (Clarence, Mr. Potter, Charlie, Horace, Mr. Welch, Old Man Collins, Sheriff)
CHARLES ‘CHIP’ FOX: Mike Mallaley (Uncle Billy, Tommy, Bert, Cop, Bridge Keeper)
STAGE MANAGER AND SOUND EFFECTS: Mitchell Gallant
In 1946 Frank Capra produced and directed the film It’s a Wonderful Life based on the short story by Philip Van Doren Stern. Although the film did poorly in its initial release, it was nominated for five Academy Awards, and has been hailed by the American Film Institute as the most inspirational American film of all time. It quickly became a holiday classic, known and loved worldwide.
George Bailey, who has put his own dreams aside to help others, contemplates suicide one Christmas Eve—after suffering a financial loss that will surely ruin his business and possibly send him to jail. Heavenly intervention, in the form of George’s guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, attempts to convince George that
“no man is a failure who has friends” (a quote by Mark Twain). In a year when the arts industry suffered many losses, and so much of theatre was halted, ACT was happy to be able to produce this small show.
A huge thank you to the sponsors of It's a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play...We could not do this without you. A partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts meant that ACT was able to return to the mainstage, for the first time since 2009. Sponsoring the Confederation Centre are Purity Dairy, Confederation Court Mall and Century 21 Colonial Realty. Sponsoring the Watermark production are Gallant's Country Food Market, Carr's Oyster Bar and Robert McMillan Pottery. The title sponsor for both productions is The Smith Team of RBC Dominion Securities.