Marin Theatre Company announced today that, due to enthusiastic audience response, they will extend It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by eight performances. Bay Area audiences now have the opportunity to experience this Joe Landry's "fresh" stage adaptation of Frank Capra's classic holiday film through Sunday, December 23.
Adapted from the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life starring actors Donna Reed and James Stewart, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play transposes the cinematic classic (and holiday television tradition) to the theater by staging the story as if it was a live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the voices of dozens of characters while creating foley sound effects. As in the movie, everyman George Bailey must learn that "no man is a failure who has friends" (and a little divine intervention), when he must face off against local robber baron (and all around curmudgeon) Henry F. Potter.
The play features actors PatRick Kelly Jones (Bellwether), Gabriel Marin (Bellwether and A Streetcar Named Desire) and Carrie Paff (Edward Albee's Tiny Alice, Sunlight and A Streetcar Named Desire), as well as the MTC debuts of Sarah Overman and Michael Gene Sullivan. Director Jon Tracy makes his MTC main stage debut.
MTC is inviting families (and extended families!) to come see this heartwarming holiday play. MTC always offers discount $20 tickets to patrons under 30 years old. Discount family packages are available, contact MTC's Box Office for more information. For all performances of It's a Wonderful Life, no children under five years old are permitted.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY runs at Marin Theatre Company through December 23, evenings: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm; Wed 7:30 pm; Sun 7:00 pm. Matinees: every Sat and Sun, 2:00 pm. Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times.
Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif. Tickets run from $36–$57: Previews: $36 all; Opening Night & Sat Evenings: $52 side | $57 center; Tues: $36 | $41; Wed, Thu, Sun Evenings & Matinees: $41 | $46; Fri: $47 | $52. Ticket prices are subject to change.
Discounts available: RUSH tickets: $15, available one hour prior to show, based on availability; Under 30: $20, all performances; Senior and military discounts available, please call. For group sales, contact Julie Knight, (415) 388-5200, ext. 3302
ENGAGE "MTC Engaged" invites patrons to join MTC's artistic staff, designers and casts in conversation. Get in the spirit of the holidays and time period – come at least 20 minutes early for preshow festivities. A member of MTC's artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) hosts a Q&A talk back after every performance, except Saturday matinees and evenings and Closing Nights.
MTC Engaged Special Events:
· Director's Night – post-show conversation with director: Wed 12/12
ACCESS "MTC All Access" strives to make theater accessible to all audiences. For visually impaired patrons, Large Print playbills are available at the box office at all performances, Digital playbills that are compatible with screen reader software are available online starting one week before the first performance of a production, and Braille playbills are available with two-weeks advance notice through partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To request a Braille playbill, call MTC's Box Office, (415) 388-5208, or use the California Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing "711." For hearing impaired patrons, amplified sound Listening Devices are available.
Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American Playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation's best emerging playwrights and a National New Play Network Playwright in Residence. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. Founded in 1966.