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It’s a (somewhat) Wonderful Life
November 29-December 23, 2013
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. / Sunday 2 p.m.
$18-32 | All Ages
Tickets: 503-345-9590 or bagnbaggage.org
$5 off discount offer using code CLARENCE5
The Venetian Theatre
253 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Bells will ring, angels will get their wings and George Bailey will save the Savings & Loan this Christmas in Hillsboro, but not without a lot of petty bickering, overly saturated rum cake and marital infidelity!
Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, takes aim at the Frank Capra classic It’s A Wonderful Life in a frantic, chaotic and (ultimately) redemptive adaptation called It’s A (somewhat) Wonderful Life.
Scott Palmer, Artistic Director, helms the show as director and as the primary adapter of the script. “Over the past few years, B&B has sort of developed a reputation for being the other Holiday option for theatre fans,” says Palmer who has directed English-style pantomime-meets-drag-queen versions of A Christmas Carol and his own original adaptation of the Dickens’ tale that puts Dickens himself center stage. “Our 2013 holiday offering will continue that tradition but this time taking aim at Bedford Falls and the Jimmy Stewart holiday favorite.”
Performed in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, the show tells the story of a group of New York radio stars whose personal and professional entanglements nearly derail the Christmas Eve broadcast of Capra’s heartwarming tale. Professional infighting, a last minute addition to the cast (who happens to be the producer’s new girlfriend), a bizarre love triangle and an inebriated Foley artist all threaten to destroy the biggest Holiday broadcast in America with hilarious and heartwarming results.
“It is part of our mission,” says Palmer, “to crack open and look at these classic stories in new, innovative and provocative ways. Plus, you can see about a million versions of Wonderful Life done straight all over Oregon. That just isn’t Bag&Baggage’s style.”
Tickets available online at www.bagnbaggage.org or by calling the box office at 503 345 9590.