It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play
adapted by Joe Landry
North Carolina Stage Company/Immediate Theatre Project
Asheville NC and Southeastern US Tour
- Creative Loafing Charlotte
- Charlotte Observer
This show has evolved over the years and still tours every Christmas (ITP now does a new adaptation by Willie Repoley as Landry's version has multiplied itself across the country). I directed the first two productions and played Clarence et al in the second, which was also the first tour. We tried to treat the script as if it had just been slipped under our door and wasn't already a tradition. It turns out that when a story is very, very good, rebuilding it from scratch is a joyful labor.