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Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Show

By Shepherd Express Staff
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7:30 p.m.
This holiday season, Next Act Theatre returns to Mary MacDonald Kerr’s unique take on a Frank Capra classic as it presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Show. Seasoned Milwaukee stage actors play Milwaukee actors from the golden age of radio performing the story as a radio play. We peer into the studio of a vintage radio station as personal lives mingle with those of the characters they are playing in a remarkably warm script by Kerr directed by Next Act’s David Cecsarini. The script contrasts the idealized story that has become holiday cliché against a much more complex story of the actors playing the roles. The cast includes Kerr, Cecsarini, Bo Johnson, Jack Forbes Wilson and Norman Moses, who played in last year’s production of the show.

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