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Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life' in production

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Madhatter's Community Theatre is currently in production of Frank Capra's beloved "It's a Wonderful Life" as a live radio play/broadcast (adapted by Joe Landry) that takes place on a 1940s Christmas Eve. This captivating adaptation is complete with live sound effects, audiograms, and commercial breaks. Everyman George Bailey gets the chance to see what the world would be like if he had never been born -- a pertinent lesson for us all! Set in a 1940s radio studio, six actors create more than 50 memorable characters with only their voices, period sound effects and live music.

The production opens, in cooperation with Wadena Area Christmas Festival, on Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. There will be additional performances on Dec. 8, 9, 10 and 11. Call (218) 632-SHOW for more information.


Kevin Olsen (Staples) as Potter, Clarence and many more

Rob Pesola (New York Mills) as George Bailey

Emily Uselman (Wadena) as Mary Hatch

Doug Curtis (Wadena) as Gower, Joseph, Uncle Billy and many others

Sher Linnes (Perham) as Violet Bick, Rose Bailey and many others

Richard Ealy (Wadena) as Peter Bailey and Sound Effects Man