Highlands Latin School’s Drama Troupe presents It’s a Wonderful Life.
George Bailey’s life is far different than he had imagined it would be, and he thinks he has more than his fair share of troubles. George isn’t a praying man—at least not until he experiences an hour of desperation when he has no one else to turn to. But he is not the only one praying. On Christmas Eve, 1945, a crescendo of prayers for him from family and friends rises from Bedford Falls, New York, all the way to heaven. Clarence, George’s guardian angel, decides to intervene. After Clarence reviews George’s life to get a clearer picture of his past, he comes to Earth and allows George to experience an alternative timeline. George sees what Bedford Falls would be like if he had never been born, and Clarence shows him that “each man’s life touches so many other lives and when he is not around, it leaves an awful hole.” At the end of this experience, George prays again, but this time he begs God to give him the chance to live again.
This play is based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” (1943), written by Philip Van Doren Stern. In 1946 it was made into an American Christmas fantasy and drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra. One of America’s favorite Christmas traditions is to relive this beloved story and remember that even when times are tough, we are still blessed with a wonderful life!
DATES and TIMES:
• Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m.
• Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Spalding University Theater
824 S. 4th Street Louisville, Kentucky 40203
General admission tickets are $8.00 each.