( Sun., Dec. 1, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 22, 2019 )
Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater, 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-2605
Triad Stage celebrates the winter holiday season with Joe Landry’s adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra classic - It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This unique retelling of the classic film employs an unusual technique in its storytelling - the audience is treated as the studio audience of a live 1940’s radio program which is performing...It’s a Wonderful Life. Follow the life of George Bailey and the townsfolk of Bedford Falls as the cast of six “radio performers” bring dozens of character to life. The radio play concept is enhanced by the character of the “Foley Artist”. Foley artists create sound effects to help tell a radio story.
Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 pm is our Pay-With-A- Can performance. Patrons may bring 5 cans of food or non-perishable food items in exchange for a ticket to this performance. All food donations will support Greensboro Urban Ministries food pantry programs this holiday season.
In addition, our Pay-What-You-Can performances will be Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. Patrons are invited to name their ticket price for each performance.
"Technically Talking," a behind-the-scenes discussion with members of the design team is Tuesday, December 3, immediately following the 7:30pm preview performance.
The Insight Series with a noted expert, Frank Donaldson, a UNCG Faculty member, who will be discussing the golden age of radio, will be held on Sunday, December 8, immediately following the 2:00pm matinee performance.
"Pretext" hosted by Triad Stage Learning Director Dani Keil, is designed to offer background information and context for this production. It will be held Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm in the Upstage Cabaret before the 7:30 performance.
"Spirited Discussion," a lively, open talk, will be held on Thursday, December 12 in the Upstage Cabaret immediately after the 7:30pm performance.
Wine Tasting will be held Friday, December 13 at 6:30 pm before the 7:30 show.