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It's a Wonderful Life
November 12th – December 28th
Director's Note

If you haven’t seen the movie, I envy you that you get to see it for the first time. I believe I have watched the movie more than any of my other favorites.  

I was hesitant to work on a play of the same title, since I found myself to be so very dedicated to the movie. I was worried that we could never live up to the expectations that come with a title that means so very much to so many people, myself included. I was wrong to worry.  

Yes, there are many moments in the adaptation that differ from the film. But the important things about the movie are just as important here. To say it in poetic language: the heart of the story lives in this piece of theatre.  

The heart. The thing that makes everything else in the body work. Somewhere inside of me I realize that we - those who created this piece of theatre - have transplanted the heart from one physical form to another. Of course it is going to differ from the movie, it is a different form altogether. In fact, the “fun” part of working on this play was to give it a new form while keeping that heart beating. Whenever there was a question... “How do we solve a problem that is particular to adapting this work from one medium to another?” The answer: listen for that heartbeat. Every time I listen for it, I can hear it. And it tells where to go and what to do.

- Director, John Hardy


Nicholas Piper*
George Bailey 

Tricia Matthews*
Josephine/Potter/Party Guest/Mrs. Hatch/Townie

Hannah Ingram*
Mary Hatch Bailey/Board Member/Horace/Townie

Kim Morgan Dean*
Ma Bailey / Tilly/ Dancer/ Neighbor/ Charlie/ Mrs. Martini/ Townie

Ashley Campos*
Violet Bick/Board Member/Helen Wainwright/Mrs. Thompson/Jane Bailey

Sean Maximo Campos*
Peter Bailey/Marty Hatch/Party Guest/Tom/Mr. Carter/Nick/Cop

Justin Tyler Lewis*
Harry Bailey/Bert the Cop/Dr. Campbell/Ed/Mr. Martini/Pete Bailey

Zacchaeus Kimbrell*
Clarence/Uncle Billy/Reineman/Mr. Welch

Jovon Jacobs*
Sam Wainwright/Mr. Gower/Ernie/Board Member/Randall/Party Guest

Libby Zabit
Potter’s Man/Joe/Dancer/Ruth Dakin/Mrs. Davis/Zuzu/Townie

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.




John Hardy
Director, Sound Designer

Derek Smith
Scenic Designer

Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer

Andrew Morehouse
Lighting Designer

Matt Green
Sound Designer

Dishon Smith
Music Director/Arranger

Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Music Captain/Dialect Coach

Ashley Campos
Intimacy Coordinator, Choreographer

Sean Campos
Fight Choreographer

Dane Urban*
Stage Manager

Catherine Bush

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Production Credits

A world premiere adaptation by Barter playwright in residence, Catherine Bush.