Monday, December 10, 2012

It's A Wonderful Life

If you're looking for a great way to start the holiday season, head over to the San Luis Little Theatre ( . Box office: 786-2440, Box office hours: Tues - Fri 11-2pm, Sat. 2-4 pm. ) for a wonderful performance of "It's a Wonderful Life." 

Director Lisa Woske has designed a very clever re-staging of this holiday movie classic so that it's a cross between a "reading" and stage play, using a variety of steps and platforms for staging different scenes. If you've ever seen minimalist stagings of "Our Town," with chairs on the stage as the only props, you'll get the idea.  It works beautifully in this production since this script is so well known that there's little need for anything elaborate in order to tell the story.

All the actors are wonderful, with Chad Stevens doing a great job as George Bailey and Michael Siebrass having a glorious time playing the evil, conniving Mr. Potter . It's a grand cast, a wonderful story and a great way to start your holiday.  Don't miss it.

1 comment:

Alon Perlman said...

There was a lot more to the Taylor's than public advocacy. No matter what happened this year, it does not change the fact of the long and wonderful life they had together. I don't know that I could say anything meaningful to George, under any circumstance, but I wish I could squeeze his shoulder.