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November 21, 2018
Join us for this special holiday production of It’s a Wonderful Life. Joe Landry has re-envisioned the beloved film classic as a 1940’s style radio play. Five seasoned actors bring George, Clarence, Mary and all the residents of Bedford Falls to life on that fateful Christmas Eve – over 40 different roles. The show features holiday music and a foley artist playing live sound effects.
“Everyone at NHTP wanted to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a mix of contemporary and traditional productions,” says artistic director Genevieve Aichele. “We haven’t done a holiday show in over a decade. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a tribute to the theatre arts at their most joyful and celebratory.”
After each Saturday night performance of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, we'll be celebrating with champagne, holiday cookies, and celebrity photos with the cast. Donate an extra $30 Anniversary Gift in addition to your ticket and we'll invite you to attend the party for free. Wear your own vintage 40's costume or we'll provide period-appropriate accessories.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is directed by Robin Fowler and features well-known seacoast actors Bill Humphreys, Todd Hunter, Peter Josephson, Kathleen Somssich and Genevieve Aichele, with Kate Kirkwood as the Foley Artist. CJ Lewis is Music Director and Sound Designer, Mike Ficarra is Lighting Designer, Fran Bechtold is Costume Designer, and Brennan Donnell is Stage Manager.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Sponsors: Diverse Networks LLC and Kilwins Portsmouth.
The Winter Solstice in Story & Song 2018
ONE NIGHT ONLY - Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
All Tickets $25
West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth
For more info, call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or email: email@example.com
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Courtesy Photo (L to R) Storyteller Diane Edgecomb with Margot Chamberlain & Tom Megan
Back by popular demand, NHTP will once again celebrate the winter solstice with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan. Join us on the longest night of the year for haunting legends of light, entertaining tales and traditional music and song. Spoken word and theatre artist Diane Edgecomb brings to life the ancient myths that reveal the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. Featured stories include the Scandinavian Legend of the Mistletoe, the Greek myth The Coming of the Days of Peace, the Cherokee tale of Evergreen, and humorous English Wassail traditions. Margot Chamberlain and Tom Megan accompany the tales with instrumental melodies along with traditional and original songs evoking the warmth of the season.
New Hampshire Theatre Project, based in Portsmouth at West End Studio Theatre, is dedicated to creating innovative theatre and performance programs for personal and community transformation.