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  It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play at American Theater Company

It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play

American Theater Company
1909 W Byron Chicago

Bedford Falls. 1948. ATC transforms its intimate space into an actual 1940's radio studio to tell Capra's classic story of one man's affect on his community. Complete with audiograms and commercial breaks, audiences may be recorded live for broadcast on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. Free milk and cookies are served after every performance.

Thru - Dec 30, 2011

Price: $10-$40

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-409-4125

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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...Under the direction of Jason W. Gerace, the acting at ATC is exceptionally fine. You have to get past Mike Nussbaum's playing a character a little more than three times his age, but, presumably, all of the 292-year-old actors in town were busy. Nussbaum's Clarence is profoundly moving, even as his Potter is foreboding."
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Chris Jones

Chicago On the Aisle - Highly Recommended

"...the center of this parable about goodness, faith and the value of one’s life is George, and McLinden articulates his life with a passion and humor that give place to nihilistic despair. It is a remarkable thing, indeed the essence of theater, to watch an actor playing an actor playing a role – on the radio! – and sense the full depth and complex humanity of that character. We really do forget we’re peering through a double lens. This is George, in his flesh and warmth and crisis."
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Lawrence B. Johnson

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