Alliance Stage presents This Wonderful Life
Presented by Alliance StageDec 18, 2019 The Schoolhouse Theater
Share the hope and humor of Frank Capra’s adored classic Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life, re-imagined as a one-man tour de force.
Beautifully acted by award-winning Denver performer Christopher Willard (Avenue Theatre’s Fully Committed), the town of Bedford Falls comes to brilliant life in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity. There’s family man George Bailey; evil and miserly Mr. Potter; Clarence, the dotty angel-in-training; devoted Mary; and Zuzu with her petals. But we can’t forget the image of a man standing alone on a bridge on Christmas Eve…the story of how he got there, and how he found his way back home.
This Wonderful Life is a must-see event — inspiring, funny, poignant, and (most of all) uplifting. A perfect start to your family’s holiday festivities.
Written by Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock. Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Recommended for ages 6 and up. Performance presented without intermission. Appx runtime: 75 min.
Praise for This Wonderful Life:
“A heartfelt story of regrets and resounding blessings.”
“Engagingly funny and unexpectedly affecting.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Like the film that inspired it, it quietly celebrates a simple truth: Little things mean more than we know.”
The Boston Globe