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CU, Town Hall Productions to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ Dec. 14-17

Josh Christian
Special to KyForward

Campbellsville University is partnering with Town Hall Productions to perform “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Ross Mobley Theater Dec. 14-17.

The theater is located in the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

On Dec. 14, 15 and 16, the play will begin at 7 p.m. On Dec. 17 the theater will perform its matinee showing at 2:30 pm.

Playscripts describes the show as a beloved American holiday classic that comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Tickets for the performances can be purchased at the door or reserved. General admission is $10. The cost is $7 for seniors 65 and older, children 12 and under or Campbellsville University employees. Campbellsville University students tickets are $5.

The cast for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” includes: Bruce Rule (from Elkhorn) as Jake Laurents (George Bailey); Jonathan Hieneman (from Campbellsville) as Hunter Crestwood (Mr. Potter & more); Jenny Kawa (from Greensburg) as Sally Applewhite (Mary Hatch); Sarah Durham (from Campbellsville) as Lana Sherwood (Violet Bick & more); James Mattingly (from Danville) as Harry “Jazzbo” Haywood (Clarence Oddbody & more); Andrew Ward (from Campbellsville) as Freddie Filmore (Announcer, Uncle Billy & more) and Dave and Nancy Walters (Campbellsville) as the Foley Artists.

Crew include: Alia McClendon of Radcliff, Ky. as the director; Starr Word Garrett, director and associate professor of theater at Campbellsville University, as technical director; Diandra Sallee of Nicholasville, Ky., as the stage manager; Matt Nall, assistant to the director of the theater, as set constructor; and Haley Saylor of Monticello, costumes.

Online ticket sales end at noon on the day of show. Tickets may still be reserved by calling 270-789-5266 or purchased at the door.

There will also be a special performance at the Somerset Center for Rural Development, on Tuesday, Dec. 19. For prices, availability or any other questions about this performance, call 606-677-6000 or visit www.centertech.com.

Josh Christian is a student news writer for Campbellsville University

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