It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
(adapted for the stage by Joe Landry)
The American cinema’s all-time favourite film It’s a Wonderful Life, which was directed by Frank Capra in 1946 and became a Christmas classic, is presented in an inventive adaptation for the stage by Joe Landry.
The Alexandra Trianti Hall is transformed into a live radio-and-television studio of the 1940s. The film’s story –a hymn to solidarity and self-denial– comes to life with a cast of well-known and beloved actors, who play all the roles, sing, change voices and, with the help of training by a sound effects specialist, produce various sounds. A jazz orchestra transports us to an era which, coming out of the War, was celebrating the joy of life, and was looking at the future with optimism.
Lykofos and Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Translation: Nikos Chatzopoulos
Director: Giannis Kalavrianos
Set design: Giorgos Gavalas
Costumes: Vana Giannoula
Lighting design: Simos Sarketzis
Assistant director: Alexia Beziki
Konstantinos Markoulakis, Nikos Psarras Nandia Kontogeorgi, Yorgos Glastras, Angelos Bouras, Theodosia Savvaki
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- composer - orchestration – conductor
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