Act Out Theater Presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Live on Radio in Dunmore December 3-12

NEPA stage personnel

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Act Out Theater Group will present a radio version of “It’s a wonderful life” from Friday 3 to Sunday 12 December. The production transforms the Dunmore Theater stage into a 1940s radio station to tell this classic Christmas tale.

Directed by Dan Pittman, the play features a cast of 12 children and teens and follows George, Clarence, Mary, Zuzu, and other members of the Bedford Falls community who will be familiar to fans of the beloved. 1946 Frank Capra film with James Stewart and Donna Reed.

After George Bailey wished he had never been born, an angel is sent to Earth to make his wish come true. George begins to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how different they would be if he had never been there.

With the endearing message that ‘no one is a dud who has friends’, this heartwarming masterpiece continues to endure over the holidays and remains as powerful and moving as ever.

Cast members include Wilkes-Barre’s Jason Berlew, Bella Cerra (Scranton), Ally Spangenberg (Dallas), Kieran Elliott (Bear Creek Township), Makenna Ratchford (Factoryville), Lorcan Baden (Taylor), Emily Nowikowski (Kingston) , James Louiso (Kingston), Helen Zayac (Throop), Sophia Tomasino (Shavertown), Clark Aguirre (Clarks Summit) and Isaiah Ortiz (Dunmore).

Kieran Elliott serves as the Foley artist for the production, creating numerous sound effects live on stage.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” will take place December 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 5 and 12 at 2:00 p.m. on the Act Out Stage (150 E. Grove St., Dunmore). Tickets, $ 15 for adults and $ 10 for students and seniors, are available online at or at the door. A free hot chocolate bar will also be available.

Act Out Theater Group is primarily a children’s theater workshop that also produces several adult productions each year and offers a variety of classes in its art and education center.

Kieran Elliott creates live sound effects on stage like old school radio drama.

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