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

It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play runs at the Pumphouse Theatre December 8th – 16th, 2023

Show times: Wed – Sat @ 7:30pm; Matinees Dec 10 & 16 @ 2:00pm.  See the ticketing website for full details.


December 8th to 16th, 2023
A staged radio play by Joe Landry

It’s a Wonderful Life is based on the story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern adapted by Joe Landry

Based on the classic film by Frank Capra. 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. An inspirational, heartwarming story about giving and receiving, about life and all the paths we walk, about true and lasting love and guardian angels. Morpheus Theatre very proudly welcomes you to Bedford Falls with this holiday favourite, presented from the perspective of a radio show cast with a live studio audience, and live Foley sound effects.

Production Crew
ProducerColleen Bishop
DirectorWayne Hunter
Stage ManagerMike Johnson
Costume DesignerChristie Johnson
Properties & Set DécorNicola Payton
Foley ArtistGerry McAuley
Lighting DesignerSean Anderson
Sound DesignerKyle Gould
Freddie FilmoreOmatta Udalor
Jake LaurentsGreg Miller
Sally ApplewhiteCasey Colwill
Louise Carpenter
Tabitha Alice Worby
Lana Sherwood
Zahra Jiwa
Harry “Jazzbo” Highwood
César Salvater Jr.
Foley Artist
Gerry McAuley