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A Great Offer from the City of Roswell for Georgia Ensemble Theatre Patrons
The City of Roswell is extending to Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) patrons a discount offer to one of their great “Roswell Presents” programs:
“It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre.”
  GET Patrons will get a $5 discount off TWO tickets when purchasing online at www.roswellpresents.com and entering the promo code “GET”.
About the Production:
“It’s A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre”
at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Friday & Saturday, December 21 & 22, 2012 at 8pm
Tickets: $25 (adults) / $15 (kids 14 and under)

It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. When Frank Capra and his co-writers were working on the original screenplay of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Great Depression was a vivid memory. The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing. The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.

This 1940s “live broadcast” of Frank Capra’s beloved film takes us back to the Golden Age of Radio. This fresh new adaptation of the film is set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre on a cold, snowy winter night. Due to the blizzard, the professional voice actors are unable to get through, but the show must go on – so a small but intrepid band of employees manage to create the dozens of movie characters and scenes using just their voices and a sound effects table. This exquisitely detailed production is an uplifting story of struggle and triumph, and of the power of a community to weather financial storms.

This production is brought to you through “Roswell Presents” by the City of Roswell, GA.
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Up Next at Georgia Ensemble Theatre:  Swell Party by Topher Payne, January 10-27, 2013.
Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA  30075.  770-641-1260  www.get.org
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