Only five actors inhabit this imaginary landscape, ace performers all. Joe Wilson, Jr. is a sweet Clarence, and Anne Scurria has fun playing town floozy Violet Bick, among their other characters.

There are occasional slight changes from the film, since the story is unfolding in our imaginations rather than on screen and some descriptions are in order. And there's some compression — no taxi driver and kindly cop serenading the couple at the old Granville house, which Mary has fixed up for them to move into.

Trinity Rep has given us more than the plot of the tale, it has captured the heart and soul of It's a Wonderful Life. And if you see it and still haven't gotten enough, well, there's always next year.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Theater , Holidays, Theatre, Trinity Rep,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   GENDER BENDERS  |  September 17, 2014
    Gender confusion has probably been around for as long as gender conflicts.
  •   SIMONE'S  |  September 17, 2014
    In the Rhode Island tradition of giving directions like “it’s where the coffee milk factory used to be,” Simone’s is located where Not Your Average Bar & Grille and the ice cream shop Supreme Dairy used to be.
  •   FALL ARTS PREVIEW | THEATER: STORIES ACHING TO BE TOLD  |  September 10, 2014
    From 'Eleemosynary' to 'Hype Hero.'
  •   THE WAR WITHIN  |  September 10, 2014
    A compelling combination of intelligent text and thoroughly inhabited performance.
  •   A MOST MISERABLE MAN  |  September 10, 2014
    There is a good reason that Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov isn’t staged often.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ