Second Street Players’ holiday selection this year will be familiar to many, as it presents the stage version of ”It’s a Wonderful Life,” opening at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, at the Riverfront Theater, Milford.
Directed by Thom Harris, this version is true to the classic film, featuring the heartwarming saga of George Bailey, the everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly quashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty. Alex Lloyd-Wood plays the role of Bailey.
On Christmas Eve, George’s guardian angel Clarence, played by Bernard Noeller, descends to save him from despair and to remind him – by showing him what his world would have been like had he never been born – that it has been, after all, a wonderful life.
This sparkling, magical play not only celebrates the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy that hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community will be rewarded.
Performances are scheduled for Friday to Sunday, Nov. 26 to 28 and Dec. 3 to 5. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. Seats are $20 with a $1 discount available to seniors, military, students and theater members.
The Riverfront Theater is at 2 South Walnut St., Milford.
To purchase tickets or for more information, go to secondstreetplayers.com.
Patrons who need assistance with the ticketing website or have other questions may email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 302-422-0220.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.