‘Tis the season for holiday shows, and as they always do, Fayetteville company TheatreSquared has something perfectly appropriate for the season in the works again this year.
T2 is set to debut their version of the Frank Capra classic holiday tale, It’s a Wonderful Life at Nadine Baum Studios this week.
The show, performed as a 1940s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience, will run for the next five weeks, beginning with a preview performance on Wednesday, Nov. 29, and running through Dec. 31.
In the adaptation by Joe Landry, the show tells the story of six actors gathered in a studio on Christmas Eve in 1946, as protagonist George Bailey famously learns that “no man is a failure who has friends.”
“It’s remarkable how much joy, humanity and warmth still radiates from this classic, 70 years on,” said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford. “You can’t help but root for George Bailey, whose boundless dreams and good-heartedness crash against the hard indifference and greed of Mr. Potter. That memorable moment, when he stands above the waves on a snowy bridge—and then everything shifts—shines a powerful light on how hope, hard choices, love, and friendship can ultimately win out over our darker currents. That’s a worthy beacon in any era.”
The show is directed by Jeff Church (The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo), who will be directing for T2 for the first time with the show.
Performances are scheduled Wednesday-Sunday throughout the run, and tickets range from $17-48. To purchase, visit waltonartscenter.org, or call the box office at 479-443-5600.