The ‘radio play', It’s a Wonderful Life, at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Immerse yourself in a live studio audience experience from the 40s in this slightly different take on the beloved Christmas story.
Talented cast works smoothly through multiple roles
With the entire cast on stage for the whole performance, each actor not only has multiple roles within the story but also creates a radio actor character, with some amusing results.
Steve Ross takes the role of George Bailey, so long associated with Jimmy Stewart, and makes it his own. And Holly Erin McCarthy switching voices, and personality, between her roles as sweet Mary Bailey and sassy Violet Bick is a treat to watch.
Toby Wilson upstages his own innocent angel Clarence as he switches to his Martini personality, creating some of the biggest laughs in the show. The younger members of the cast shine in their various roles, adding another dimension to the play.
You’ll also find your eyes drawn to the side of the stage where Seth Gable creates the sound effects for the show, aided by Dan Tritle, who also keeps everything rolling as the radio announcer.
Enjoy the art exhibit Hope during It's a Wonderful Life's intermission
From the time you walk into Cape Cod's Cotuit Center for the Arts, tastefully decorated for the holidays, the message of It’s a Wonderful Life is everywhere. The gallery exhibit, which you can enjoy before the show and during intermission, is titled Hope, offering many different interpretations of this theme.
Don’t miss this truly refreshing version of Frank Capra’s classic story at Cotuit Center for the Arts until December 12. And, if you catch the Sunday Matinee performances, there’s a chance to meet and chat with the cast after the show.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A live Radio Play
November 26 – December 12, 2010
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm Sunday 2 pm