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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Full Length Version)

adapted by Joe Landry
Full Length, Holiday Drama
3 men, 2 women (5-25 actors possible: 1-15 men, 1-10 women)
Total Cast: 5, 1940s radio station, period microphones, sound effects, table/station, applause sign.
ISBN-13: 978-1-62384-033-4

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
It’s a Wonderful Life is based on the story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern

THE STORY: This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. (A short version of this play is also available.)