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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

"utterly charming...a delight from beginning to end." -Berkshire Arts Almanac

"a seasonal delicacy." -Talkin' Broadway

"this is comfort food for the heart and soul." -Berkshire Eagle

The beloved holiday production returns to Shakespeare & Company, with its live sound effects and rapid character changes. Follow 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.

Generously sponsored by The Considine-Leary Family with additional support provided by Kate and Joel Millonzi

Photos & Videos

Sarah Taylor and David Joseph. Photo by Enrico Spada.

Jonathan Croy, Photo by Enrico Spada.

Jennie M. Jadow, Jonathan Croy and Ryan Winkles. Photo by Enrico Spada.

Jennie M. Jadow, Ryan Winkles and Sarah Taylor. Photo by Enrico Spada.


Jonathan Croy

Jonathan Croy

(Old Man Potter, Uncle Billy, others)

thirty-second season. A Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays at Shakespeare & Company, including: Michael (God of Carnage), Uncle Billy/Old Man Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life); Pistol/French King, (Henry V); John of Gaunt,

Jennie M. Jadow

Jennie M. Jadow

(Zuzu, and others)

fifteenth season. Jennie M. Jadow is an actress with extensive regional acting credits. Her work has been seen at Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Jacob’s Pillow, and Mixed Company. Jennie is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and holds an

David  Joseph

David Joseph

(George Bailey)

Twelfth season with S&Co. Recent: George in WORD PLAY at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, Coleman in I Married The Icepick Killer at Stella Adler Theatre, NYC. Shakespeare & Company: The Dauphin, Canterbury, York, and Nim in Henry V, George Bailey/Jack Halloway in It’s a Wonderful Life, Lysander in

Sarah Jeanette Taylor

Sarah Jeanette Taylor

(Mary Hatch, and others)

Eleventh season with S&Co. At S&Co: Henry V, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, The Tamer Tamed, The Tempest, A View Beyond, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Dibble Dance. NE Regional Tours: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and

Ryan Winkles

Ryan Winkles

(Clarence, and others)

S&Co: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Arthur), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine), Henry V (Henry V), It’s a Wonderful Life (Jazzbo), Complete Works (Ryan), Mother Courage (Swiss Cheese), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dull), The Tempest (Ferdinand), King Lear (Edgar), As You Like It (Silvius), Hound of the


Jenna Ware


Twenty-third season with S&Co. Director: Henry V, The Servant of Two Masters, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Les Faux Pas or the Counter Plots; The Venetian Twins, Red Hot Patriot, Amorous Quarrel, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, Shirley Valentine, The Henry VI Chronicles,


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.