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It’s a Wonderful Life
RESERVATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 14
ABOUT IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
It is Christmas Eve, and George Bailey stands on a bridge looking over the icy waters below, contemplating suicide. Joseph, an unseen angel, calls on The Boss for advice, and they decide on Clarence Oddbody, an Angel Second Class who after 200 years has yet to earn his wings. Joseph takes Clarence into the past to see George as a boy rescuing his brother from drowning, enduring a beating from grieving druggist Gower, saving a child from accidental poisoning, then growing up to forgo college so he can save the family business and keep the citizens of Bedford Falls from being ruined by the Depression and the machinations of the conniving Henry Potter. George marries his childhood sweetheart, has a family and resigns himself to a life of “failure.” When his Uncle Billy misplaces $8,000 of the Building and Loan’s money, George takes responsibility and runs to the bridge to commit suicide. Clarence stops him, and, when George wishes he had never been born, makes the wish come true.
By Philip Grecian
Based on the film by Frank Capra
ADD PIZZA, DINNER, OR BRUNCH WITH YOUR LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Exclusive menus are selected for each Mainstage show by our catering partner, Engroff Catering, to bring you a unique dining experience on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays while celebrating the joy of live theatre. Experience why we are the nation’s longest running, continuously operating community dinner theatre. See the menus: https://topekacivictheatre.com/menus/. Brunch or Dinner may be added when you make your reservations online or contact our Box Office by calling 785-357-5211.
Pizza & pasta are available for pre-order through our Box Office. Our Thursday show catering partner is LaRocca’s Pizza. See the bottom of the show page for details: https://topekacivictheatre.com/shows/its-a-wonderful-life/