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Arts & Culture

"It's A Wonderful Life" Brings Radio Magic To The Stage

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Director, Thom Hofrichter, enjoys the challenge of telling this story completely through voice and sound.

Beginning this weekend, First Presbyterian Theater is adding a new twist to a beloved holiday classic, with its production of  "It's a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play."

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Lead actor, Kevin Torwelle, believes that the message of this story can never be shared enough.

Recreated as a 1940's radio drama in progress, the audience is transported to the air studio of a small town station that has been allowed to broadcast the story, just before Frank Capra's movie premiere.

The mood is complete, with live sound effects, commercial jingles, Christmas carols, and a core group of actors playing "a cast of hundreds."

For a sneak preview of the adventure, WBOI's Julia Meek met with director, Thom Hofrichter and lead actor, Kevin Torwelle to learn what this creative mixing of mediums holds in store.

 Event Information

"It's a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play"
@ First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne, 2016
Friday & Saturday, December 2nd & 3rd: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4th: 2:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9th, Saturday, December 10th & 17th: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th & 18th: 6:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the First Presbyterian Theater Website.

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