Merry Christmas, George Bailey! is adapted from the popular Frank Capra movie It’s a Wonderful Life. The play will be presented as a live radio show set in the 1940s, with much of the action taking place through voice acting.
“My involvement in the productions has varied. They range from having brief time in the theatre to work on blocking to having to build sets. No day is ever the same. I have enjoyed every aspect of the sets. Every time I enter the theatre space, I am going to learn something new. As a theatre major, I am getting the chance to experience firsthand how to set up, direct, and act in a new play. There is a huge level of commitment but one that rewards for everyone involved.”
The play explores Christian themes as it examines a society based on outward appearance and social status rather than the worth of each individual soul. Ultimately, it reinforces the core of Catholic social teaching, which is to respect the dignity of each human life regardless of appearance.