EPPING—No one is born to be a failure. No one is poor who has friends. Simple thoughts that were the inspiration for one of the richest, most uplifting, most beloved American films ever made. Frank Capra’s classic tale of George Bailey and his Christmas Eve visit with a guardian angel was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. After 68 years, it remains as powerful and moving as the day it was made.
Leddy Center in Epping is proud to present the stage production of Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life”, for three weekends and two Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m., October 24 through November 9.
The role of George Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, is played brilliantly by Leddy veteran, Don LaDuke, and the role of Mary Bailey, played by Donna Reed in the movie, is played to perfection by Leddy favorite, Jane Button. With an all star cast including Steve Koch as Mr. Potter, Dr. Paul Gustavson, as Pop Bailey, Lynn Rockwell, as Ma Bailey, Mike Coppinger, as the Superintendent of Angels, Greg Dixon, as the adorable Clarence the Angel, Kevin Murphy, as Uncle Billy, Richard Gouin, as Harry, George’s brother, Greg deZarn O’Hare, as the pharmacist, Mr. Gower, Dominic Barbarito, as young George, Bob Taylor, as Officer Bert, and Matt Hutchins, as Ernie the cab driver, plus many other Bedford Falls townsfolk, It’s A Wonderful Life comes alive on stage with all the power and emotion you expect from this all time classic story.
It’s a Wonderful Life is being presented Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays and two Wednesday afternoons, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00 online at www.leddycenter.org 24/7 and by visiting or calling the box office at 603-679-2781, Mon.-Fri., between 3:00-5:00 p.m. Leddy Center is celebrating its 40th Season of bringing Broadway musicals and classic drama to our greater communities as a non-profit 501c3 NH Arts and Education Organization.