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.
“I have been a part of every Anathan production since my freshman year, minus The Elephant Man. In every show, I have been able to grow closer with the cast members, and I have grown closer to people who have become some of my best friends. Each production has taught me so much. I consider it a pleasure and an honor to be part of the theatre program.”
Set in the early 1960s on a Caribbean island that is loosely based on the legends of Princess Margaret's island getaway of Mustique, the story follows a set of twins who are separated when they wash ashore after a shipwreck.
The romantic heroine, Raina Petkoff, is engaged to marry the gallant Major Sergius Saranoff, but then her life is turned upside-down late one night when a war-ravaged soldier breaks into her room seeking shelter. Raina is faced with the harsh reality of war and the meaning of true love.