The story of “It’s a Wonderful Life” is well known by now. George Bailey wonders what life would have been like if he had never been born. The Cary Players will take that story and give it a big, live theater twist with their live radio play take on the story.
The play, presented Dec. 4 to 8, incorporates 30 noise-making devices to bring the story to life with realistic sound effects. Pom poms give the illusion of a bush getting jostled in the wind while an antique horn will indicate the arrival of a taxi, according to a news release.
The Cary Players version is based on the Frank Capra movie and has been recreated for the stage. It’s directed by Debra Grannan and Music Director Darylene Hecht. Because the production relies on voices, some people play multiple roles while younger actors may play older characters.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, Friday, Dec. 5 and Monday, Dec. 8; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6; and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $20 for adults with discounts for seniors, students and groups. Go to www.caryplayers.org for details and tickets.