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.
“Anathan Theatre has been my home away from home since freshman year and I love the wide variety of skills I’ve developed in my time here, both onstage and behind the scenes. The opportunity to perfect my craft in a close Catholic community that strives to reveal the true, the good, and the beautiful is what I find to be the gem at the center of our theatre.”
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.