‘Merry Chrismas, George Bailey!’ at Heartwood

One matinee Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

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Celebrate the holiday season – and life! – as Heartwood Theater presents its 4th annual production of the 1940’s Lux Radio Theater Show adapted from Frank Capra’s movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life!” One weekend only, Dec. 6 and 7.


Hearkening back to the days before television, when families sat around the radio tuned in for news and entertainment, live-radio-theater style theater is just plain fun!  In a warm, holiday stage setting, this story of hope and renewal unfolds with a full array of on-stage sound effects, fun musical commercial breaks, holiday vocal solos … and a bit of audience participation.


It’s Christmas Eve, and George, desperate and facing financial ruin, decides to end his life and dives straight into icy waters. Clarence (the lovable angel-still-earning-his-wings) rescues George and undertakes the task of illuminating what Bedford Falls would be like with George and how many lives he has touched, while growing up and working in this 1940’s small, hometown. With great surprise and determination, George dives straight back into life, messiness and all, with great zeal and joy. And Clarence, the wanna-be-angel, earns his wings.


The cast: Honora Boothby, Mary Boothby, Jenny Brown. Joseph Cote, Emmie Ferrell, Nanette Fraser, Lynna Henderson, Peter Henderson, Ryan Kohnert, Jason Laptewicz, Joe Lugosch, Scout Martin, Joe McGrann, Mike Rowe, Marcus Russano, Ben Schwink, Sophia Scott, Susie Stedman, Jim Stewart and
Mitchel Wellman.


Filled with warmth, humor and nostalgia, this beloved story brings home the comforting assurance that each one of us matters;  we can - and do - make a difference, right where we live. 


Perfect for family audiences.  Reservations strongly recommended for three performances in the Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy: Friday, Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m.and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Students/$5 and adults/$15. Call to reserve or purchase tickets at  563-1373 or  info@heartwoodtheater.org


=Sponsored by Moody’s Diner and Dow Furniture, along with Season Sponsors Bath Savings Institution and Granite Hill Estates.

Event Date: 

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 7:30pm


81 Academy Hill Road
Newcastle  Maine  04553
United States