It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry

Directed by Jacob Janssen

December 13 – 31, 2023

Wednesday, December 13: Pay-What-You-Will Preview
Thursday, December 14: Final Preview (ticketed)
Friday, December 15: Opening Night

Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm
Friday matinee December 22nd at 2:00pm
Sunday matinees at 2:00pm


Don’t touch that dial! The WBFR Radio Players are back with another holiday classic!

With the help of a musician and foley artist, a top-notch ensemble of actors once again brings a few dozen personalities to captivating life in this 1940s radio broadcast. Based on the story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Sternthe moving tale of idealistic George Bailey unfolds, as he considers his fate – and the fate of all the colorful characters in Bedford Falls – one eventful Christmas Eve. The entire family will enjoy this unique spin on one of America’s favorite films!

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Pay-What-You-Will Preview

December 13th at 7:30pm

Post Show Conversation

December 22nd

About The Playwright

Joe Landry

Joe Landry’s plays have been produced across the country and internationally, and include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Reefer Madness, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, Eve & Co., Beautiful, Hollywood Babylon, and Numb. Mr. Landry attended Playwright’s Horizons/NYU, founded Second Guess Theatre Company in Connecticut and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He is currently developing new projects for the stage and screen.

Meet the cast

artistic team

Director: Jacob Janssen

Production Stage Manager: Kelsey York*

Set Design: Alex Polzin

Costume Design: Karïn Kopischke

Lighting Design: Eric Watkins**

Sound Design/Foley: Brian Grimm


our sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring this show, please contact Amy at amyb@thirdavenueplayworks.org