Join Delta College Drama for a good old fashioned Christmas story.
It’s a Wonderful Life will be presented at the Tillie Lewis Theatre, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 10 through 12 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.
This delightful stage adaptation of the beloved film classic takes you on George Bailey’s journey as he reckons with the value of his life during a seemingly hopeless Christmas Eve. With the help of a most unlikely angel, George is given a chance to relive his life. The reality of his impact on the small town of Folsom Falls is revealed, displaying what his existence ultimately meant to the city and lives of those he loved.
Director Ashlee Temple invites you to “Travel with us as we play out this cherished story through a modern lens. This tale of love, despair and hope renewed still resonates in our time.”
This is Associate Drama Professor Ashlee Temple’s first semester and first play in the Delta College director’s chair. A Yale School of Drama grad, Temple says the play is actually much shorter than the movie.
“I have added some scenes back from the movie to make the story clearer. I also updated the play to modern times and set it in the Central Valley.”
Temple, who has directed plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stage Door, On Golden Pond and Driving Miss Daisy, said she enjoys directing plays that feature “strong ensembles with actors playing multiple roles.”
Temple loved working with the students to create the world of It’s a Wonderful Life.
“I would like audiences to leave feeling that the story and themes of the play are timeless and just as relevant today as they were when the film was written 70 years ago.” Temple remarked. “Don’t miss this holiday treat for the whole family.”
Ticket prices are: Adults - $12; Students/Seniors - $10 and can be purchased by calling the Delta College Box Office at 209-954-5110.