Tuesday, November 2, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Theatre is back this fall! The charming and delightful holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” runs Nov. 4-6 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 and 14 at noon on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2921 SW Campus Way, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

The clever adaptation of the popular Frank Capra film based on the story "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern and adapted by Joe Landry tells the heartwarming story of George Bailey’s encounter with the Clarence, an angel attempting to finally get his wings, told as a classic 1940s live radio play. Featuring a heavy dose of comedy and innovative live foley effects, this story of love, friendship, and community is a treat for all ages.

“Everyone at the University Theatre is excited to welcome audiences back to Withycombe Hall,” said University Theatre artistic director Elizabeth Helman, “this seemed like the perfect piece to set a hopeful tone and lift everyone’s mood.”

The play is directed by OSU Theatre instructor, Andrew Beck and features a cast of Oregon State students including:

  • Noah Fox (George/others)
  • Riley Lucas (Announcer/others)
  • Tegan Olmsted (Violet/others)
  • Dimitri Rose (Foley/others)
  • Hannah Schwartz (Foley/others)
  • Savannah Taggard (Mary/others)

Recent OSU Theatre grads AJ Glessner (Clarence/others) and Kane Sweeney (Potter/others) also join the cast.

To welcome our community back to live performance, our fall production will be free for all! To reserve your ticket visit https://oregonstatecla.universitytickets.com/

Please note that in accordance with current University guidelines, patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend University Theatre events in the 2021-2022 Season. For more information please read the Events Policy. Please arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes before the show begins so that staff can verify vaccination status. Masks or facial coverings are required for all in Withycombe Hall.

For more information call box office manager Shannon Sauvage at 541-737-2853.


Media contact: Elizabeth Helman, Elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu

Dress rehearsals are November 1-2 are open to local media. Please contact Elizabeth Helman for more information or submitted photos.