“It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Strand Theatre

This holiday season, enjoy a classic story with a twist as Adirondack Regional Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This inventive interpretation of Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage in Plattsburgh.

It is December 24, 1946 and a small group of actors have gathered in Studio A of WART Radio for a live broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live Foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances to bring It’s a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience.

The ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey, compassionate yet disheartened, is at the end of his rope. His troubles seem to know no end and eventually lead him to wish he’d never been born. The response to his wish is a visit from an angel, Clarence, who shows Bailey how different life for those he loves would be were it not for George’s contributions. Bailey comes to realize his positive impact on the world, the countless lives he has touched and just how blessed he has truly been.

Adirondack Regional Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play for ONE NIGHT ONLY – Friday, December 17 at 8:00 in Plattsburgh’s Strand Theatre, 25 Brinkerhoff Street. Tickets are $15.00.

Audience members must bring proof of vaccination (or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival), a photo ID card, and a mask to wear for safety.

Head to strandcenter.org for ticket information. Tickets are also available in person at the Strand Center at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh, or by calling (518) 563-1604.