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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Ong King Arts Center
Honolulu, HI
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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
EVOLVE Wishes You a Merry Christmas with Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Beloved Holiday Classic Kicks Off Companys Third Season

(Honolulu, HI) EVOLVE Theatre Company is proud to announce the start of its third season with a beloved holiday classic for the whole family. Troy M. Apostol directs Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, written by Joe Landry, and based on Frank Capra's most cherished workconsidered to be one of the greatest films of all time. Starring an incredible ensemble cast playing a myriad of characters and backed by a lush soundscape created by a sound effects Foley artist, this production will bring you back to Bedford Falls in the most loving way. Tickets are now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets: https://iawl.brownpapertickets.com. Dont miss this heartwarming tale of friends, family, sacrifice, and salvation, playing at Ong King Arts Center for three shows only!

Also, in the spirit of Christmas, EVOLVE is offering a special donation-only based performance to help ease the financial burden of the holidays. Closing night, Monday, 12/23, 7:00pm, will be Pay-What-You-Can. Tickets will be available at the box office one hour before showtime limit two per person, cash only. Suggested amount is $10 per ticket. There are no refunds or exchanges for this showing.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

THE STORY: This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." --Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

"I have seen the radio show performed many times and this was the best one I have ever seen... they often leave out the petal scene. You have found the true magic from this story..." --Karolyn Grimes a.k.a. Zuzu

"Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is a classic that'll never to be surpassed by any remake. But what this play has to sacrifice, it makes up for with its original twist, its clever use of props, entertaining voices and a love story that you want to witness over and over again." --Teresa Errico, Fairfield County Weekly (Connecticut)

"A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch." --Kerry Reid, The Chicago Tribune

"A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you'll be blubbering away right on cue... Guaranteed." --Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

Do not miss Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play directed by Troy M. Apostol, and featuring a delightful ensemble cast of EVOLVE actors: Tiffany Bell (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf) as Lana Sherwood, Shervelle Bergholtz (Ragtime, Intimate Apparel) as Sally Applewhite, Curtis Duncan (Yellowman, Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train) as Freddie Filmore, Edward Murray (Superior Donuts, Mothers & Sons) as Jake Laurents, James Roberts (The Happiest Song Plays Last, Sweat) and Mary Ann Shirley-Gray (You Cant Take It with You, Storefront Church) as Stage Manager/Foley Artist. Playing for three shows only at the Ong King Arts Center, this show will bring home the importance of life when all seems lost.

For more information, please contact evolvetheatrecompany@gmail.com or call 808-342-0469.

Ong King Arts Center
1154 Fort Street Mall

Fri, 12/20, 7:00pm
Sun, 12/22, 3:00pm
Mon, 12/23, 7:00pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)

For Fri, 12/20, and Sun, 12/22, advance tickets may be purchased online at https://iawl.brownpapertickets.com, or at the box office one hour before curtain.
$20 General Admission.
$15 Seniors, Students, and Military.

For Mon, 12/23, the Pay-What-You-Can performance, tickets may only be purchased at the box office one hour before curtain limit two per person, cash only. Suggested amount is $10 per ticket. There are no refunds or exchanges for this showing.

Please note:
The show contains moonbeams shooting out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair.



Ong King Arts Center (View)
1154 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96817
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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