It’s a Wonderful Life
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry
Directed by Joy Pace
Dec 1, 2017
Dec 2, 2017
Dec 8, 2017
Dec 9, 2017
Dec 10, 2017
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.
CAST & CREATIVE
Joy Pace, (Director) Is the Artistic Director & Executive Director of Itinerant Theatre, is an instructor at Angelo State University, recently retired as three-year Chair of Region 6 for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and still serving on that committee as “Immediate Past Chair”. Joy has recently started a career in voiceover @ www.joypacevoice.com. Joy has worked professionally as an actor, director, vocal coach, instructor, and stage manager. Some of those credits include La Petit Little Theatre/Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans; The Blue Ridge Theatre Festival, Barksdale Theatre, Theatre Gym, and The Neighborhood School of The Arts in Richmond, VA; The Independent Theatre, Region 14 ESC, and Buffalo Gap Historic Village in Abilene, TX; and Theatre Workshop and Riverpark Center in Owensboro, KY.
Joy’s most recent directing credits include An Evening with Nellie Lutcher with Nellie by Carolyn Woosley, Race by David Mamet, Man of a Thousand Songs by Carolyn Woosley, Louisiana Women: Bound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, All My Sons, Pygmalion, Othello, Waiting for Godot, & Working: a musical. Her favorite recent acting credits include “Mag” in Beauty Queen of Leenane, “Lorraine” in This Wide Night, ”Martha” in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, “Josie” in A Moon for the Misbegotten, and “Sister Aloysius” in Doubt. Joy is greatly looking forward to a life filled with theatre and social justice — her great passions — her family and her dogs.
Bianca Augustine – “Lana Sherwood” as Violet (and Young Violet), Mrs.Hatch; Janie
Hannah Barker – “Stage Manager” – as Stage Manager
Julian H. Green – “Jake Laurents” – as George (and Young George)
Jo Ann Hanks – “Hope Merriweather” – as Rose Bailey; Sadie Vance; Mrs. Thompson
Dan Sadler – “Freddie Fillmore/Announcer” – as Potter, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Tommy, Joseph, Ernie, Charlie, Bridge Keeper
Travis Spears – “Willy Kurtz” – as Harry (and Young Harry), Pete, Dr. Campbell, Ed, Man, Horace the Teller, Nick, Mr. Welch
Natalie Sell – “Sally Applewhite” as Mary Hatch (and Young Mary)
Shauna Temple – “Trixie Devines” as ZuZu, Matilda, Ruth, Schultz, Singer, Woman
Matt Tonkavich – “Harry ‘Jazzbo’ Heywood” – as Clarence Oddbody, Gower, Billy, Peter, Binky, Cop, Sheriff
All actors provide ad libs from the following crowds etc: BOYS, BOARD MEMBERS, CROWD AT RUN ON BANK, RESTAURANT PATRONS, CROWN AT PARTY