It’s that time of year when the world falls in love, every song you hear seems to say, Merry Christmas! And no one’s singing or saying it brighter than the good folks over at WBFR: Playhouse of the Air as they prepare for their annual holiday broadcast, this year featuring It’s a Wonderful Life. Fully settled into the hokey yet happy holiday gimmick that is It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,
This time of year there is one story that always puts me in the holiday spirit and that’s It’s a Wonderful Life. The story of George Bailey giving everything for the people of Bedford Falls only to have everything he has done come crashing around him when Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while heading to deposit it in the bank— and on Christmas Eve none-the-less! It is because of this moment that George intends to end his life but when Clarence the angel is assigned to help him;
A feverish pandemic of Thrilleritis Malignus is sweeping through the Northern Virginia area as NextStop Theatre Company unloads Ira Levin’s Deathtrap onto their stage just in time for the tail-end of spooky season. Directed by Evan Hoffmann with eminence and experience, this comedic thriller delights audiences with laughs and screams as the play-within-a-play-within-a-play takes a chilling twist around the bend of darkness and deceit.
A lavish yet simultaneously foreboding set takes root in the play space of NextStop Theatre Company compliments of Scenic Designer JD Madsen.