All shows are presented in our temporary theater while the Performing Arts Building undergoes renovation. We expect to be back in our newly renovated theater in 2014.
This beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of colorful characters to the stage, the story of the idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Inspired by Frank Capra’s classic American film, “It's a Wonderful Life,” this new stage version is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Seven actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.
The Chicago Tribune praises the show as “Terrific! The classic movie retold as a clever period broadcast, a genre that seems to fit with remarkable ease. If you cry every time you see the movie, you’ll be blubbering away right on cue. Guaranteed. You might well be blubbering more. Exceptional!”
LAPC Theatre’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is directed by Frank Catalano. The cast features Vince Cusimano, Shannon Mary Dixon, Michelle Hallbauer, Mark Hein, Amir Khalighi, Micaella Landers, Michele Selin, Kristine Jhing Sillona, Julianne Sillono-deLeon and Matti Werber. Scenic and lighting design is by Michael Gend, with costume design by Eileen Gizienski and sound design by Edward Salas. It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is produced for LAPC Theatre by Michael Sande.
The production opens on Friday, December 6 at 8pm, and continues on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8pm, Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2pm, Friday, Dec. 13 at 8pm, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8pm and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $12 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission. Free parking is conveniently located in parking lots #7 and #8.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 818-719-6488. Tickets may also be purchased online, at http://lapctheatre.brownpapertickets.com/
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Los Angeles Pierce College Theatre’s
2013-2014 Season continues in December with a staged radio play version the timeless holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry. Performances begin Friday, December 6 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 15.
The LAPC Theatre season continues with the Holiday