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Shakespeare & Company to hold Benefit Performance of It's a Wonderful Life

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company will present It’s a Wonderful Night! A Special Benefit Performance of the holiday production, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on Saturday, December 10th at 3pm in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Following the performance, there will be a festive after-party to welcome Artistic Director Allyn Burrows at Firefly Gastropub in Lenox, MA. Hors d’oeuvres and Open Bar will be from 5:30 to 7:30, and Cash Bar will be from 7:30 to closing, featuring live swing music by The Lucky 5.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play returns to Shakespeare & Company with live sound effects and rapid character changes. The story follows George Bailey as he discovers the value of this wonderful life, guided by “angel, second-class” Clarence, on his own quest to earn his wings. Adapted by Joe Landry from the original screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling and directed by Jenna Ware, the play features Jonathan Croy, Jennie M. Jadow, David Joseph, Sarah Jeanette Taylor, and Ryan Winkles.

The production has been praised by critics calling it “utterly charming…a delight from beginning to end” (Berkshire Arts Almanac) and “…comfort food for the heart and soul.” (The Berkshire Eagle).

Tickets for this event are priced at $200 for Gold Tickets and a limited number of Silver Tickets will be sold for $150. All proceeds benefit Shakespeare & Company’s 40thAnniversary Season. For tickets and more information about this special event, please call 413-637-1199 ext. 105 or email zfenoff@shakespeare.org.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is generously sponsored by The Considine-Leary Family with additional support provided by Kate and Joel Millonzi.

About Shakespeare & Company
Located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the country. Founded in 1978, the organization attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually. The Company is also home to an internationally renowned Center for Actor Training, as well a nationally renowned and award-winning Education Program. More information is available at www.shakespeare.org.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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