Wednesday, December 2, 2009

For the Holidays, “This Wonderful Life” on Stage at Westport

Mark Setlock in “This Wonderful Life”
This Wonderful Life, a one-man, live version of Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film, will be staged 8pm Thursday, Dec. 10, at Westport Country Playhouse, as part of the theater's holiday series of stage, music, dance and film events.

Based on the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the stage adaptation features Mark Setlock portraying George Bailey, Clarence the Angel, Mary, Old Man Potter and 20 more of Bedford Falls’ finest citizens. Setlock won the 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance, and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his multi-character portrayals in Fully Committed, which he helped create with playwright Becky Mode. He was in the original Broadway cast of Rent.

This Wonderful Life is written by Steve Murray, conceived by Mark Setlock and directed by Martha Banta. Tickets are $25.
Holidays films, shown at 8pm, will include
--“A Christmas Story,” a film about growing up in the 1940s with appetizers and specialty drinks served in the lobby beginning at 6:30
--Sing-a-long “White Christmas,” a film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney.
--“Miracle on 34th Street,” a comedy-fantasy film about believing in Santa Claus
Click here for details.
Also on tap are:
--The Klezmatics with music steeped in Jewish tradition and spirituality on Thursday, Dec. 17
--Rondi Charleston, jazz vocalist and Westport resident, in a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 9
--The Broadway Boys, a collection of male voices from the NY stage, with a concert of Broadway and holiday favorites, on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 pm.

For more information or ticket purchases, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets may be purchased online at www.westportplayhouse.org.

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