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.
“It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work. The theatre becomes your second home and the people in the department become your family. There are lots of late nights, but it is absolutely worth it. It is an amazing feeling to work on something so hard and for so long and then get to see the fruits of that labor onstage.”
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.