The Marion Art Center’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life, a radio drama adapted for the stage by Tony Palermo, will run next weekend with two evening performances and one matinee as follows: Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 pm. Director Kate Fishman, partnered with Steve McManus as Technical Director, will lead this two-act play that tells the beloved story of Clarence, an angel, sent from Heaven to help George Bailey, a desperate man, realize what life would have been like had he never existed. Several local actors – some of whom have been seen on the Marion Art Center’s stage before – will be featured in this production, assuming multiple characters and also assisting with sound and special effects.
The cast of players includes Camerin Bennett, Jack Boesen, Eden Dupre, Molly Dupre, Jeff Hallahan, John Heavey, Suzie Kokkins, Jack LeBrun, Dottie McCarthy, Zoe Pateakos, Henry Richins, Susan Salveson, Mindy Wallis, and Davis Webb.
“This play is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit,” said Shelly Richins, Marion Art Center’s President of the Board. She added, “We’re especially excited about this because it’s the first play we are presenting in our newly updated theater. The new seating, lighting and sound system will make it a whole new experience for attendees.”
Tickets may be purchased ($15 for MAC members/$18 for non-members) at the Marion Art Center located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion, MA or by calling 508-748-1266. A limited number of cabaret tables are available for reserved parties of four, and attendees may bring their own refreshments. Reservations are highly recommended.