A New Twist on the Holiday Classic at the Clemens Center
Paducah, KY (November 17, 2016)Its a Wonderful Lifeis one of the most popular movie classics for the holidays, and West Kentucky Community
and Technical Colleges Clemens Fine Arts Center is presenting a new twist on the beloved
film withIts a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio TheatreTuesday, November 29at 7:30 p.m.
Set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre, which is struggling to stay on the air one snowy winters night, professional voice actors are unable to get to the studio, but the show must go on. A small but intrepid band of employees make that happen by creating the storys dozens of characters and scenes using just their voices and some everyday household items for sound effects, which set the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment.
When Frank Capra and his co-writers were working on the original screenplay ofIts a Wonderful Life, the Great Depression was a vivid memory. The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing. The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.
Audiences will love this adaptation of Capras treasured classic on the Clemens stage said Brian Heller, WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center director. Its sure to help make the holiday season wonderful for everyone who sees it.
Tickets are $30, or $15 for children and students. Purchase tickets atartsinfocus.orgor call the box office at 270-534-3212.