Dramatized by James W. Rodgers. Adapted from the film by Frank Capra and the story by James van Doren Stern.
Cast: 12 men, 10 women, 2 boys, 2 girls, doubling possible.
View or download the .pdf of the first 17 pages of the script. Warning: This is a 1.2MB file!
Here is the Cast List as amended on 10/30/08.
NEW: See the Show Program here (sorry, the pages appear out of order).
In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind himÑby showing him what the world would have been like had he never been bornÑthat his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George Bailey and his wife, Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter.
This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.
2008 Performance Dates:
All shows were at the Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, Map
Friday-Sunday, November 21-23
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30 (Thanksgiving weekend)
Friday-Sunday, December 5-7
About the Director: Bob Rammelt has enjoyed doing community theatre for more than 25 years in Wisconsin, and now here in Yuma. He has been in the cast of more than 150 productions, and has directed near 50. He is employed at Gila Ridge High School as its drama teacher and drama club advisor. He was the Vice President of the YCT Board of Directors and had served several terms on the board of the Fort Atkinson Community Theatre, in Wisconsin.