Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
$5 Night - Wednesday, November 25, 7:30 pm
Ask the Artists - Thursday, December 3, 10, 17, 7:30 pm
Opening Night - Saturday, November 28, 8:00 pm
Wine Down Sunday - Sunday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Lowell Night - Wednedsay, December 2, 7:30 pm
Free Child Care - Saturday, December 5, 4:00 pm (read more)
Military Night - Sunday, December 6, 7:00 pm (read more)
Dinner and a Show Package - Saturday, December 19, 4:00 pm (read more)
MRT: Debut. Off- Broadway and Regional: My Mañana Comes, Playwrights Realm; As You Like It, Black Odyssey, Denver Center Theatre Co.; The Lake Effect, TheatreWorks Palo Alto; June Moon, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Ruined, La Jolla Playhouse; A Raisin In The Sun, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (IRNE Award), Prelude To A Kiss, A Civil War Christmas, Huntington Theatre Co.; Twelfth Night, Othello, The Duchess of Malfi, The Tempest, Actors' Shakespeare Project; Groundswell, Lyric Stage Co.; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. TV/Film: Law & Order: SVU, What's Your Number. Special Awards: Best Actor- Boston Magazine, 2012.
MRT: Glengarry Glen Ross (Baylen), Mrs. Whitney (Francis). Broadway: They Knew What They Wanted, A Memory of Two Mondays, The Beggar’s Opera, Measure for Measure. Off Broadway: How I Learned to Drive (Uncle Peck), Golden Boy, Do I Hear a Waltz? Regional: Our Town (Stage Manager), Huntington Theatre Company, Threepenny Opera (Macheath), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Streamers (Richie), Comedians, Hamlet (Horatio), Arena Stage; The American Clock, Measure for Measure, Wild Oats, Mark Taper Forum; The Rainmaker (Starbuck), Guthrie Theatre; Da’arlin Juno, Long Wharf; A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Alliance Theatre; The Seagull (Konstantin), Pittsburgh Public Theatre; Is There Life After High School?, Hartford Stage; Henry IV parts I and II (Henry), The Duchess of Malfi, Actors Shakespeare Project, My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen (Rev Saunders), Lyric Stage Company. TV: L.A. Law, Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Cagney and Lacey, St. Elsewhere, 21 Jump Street, Law and Order, Perry Mason – Case of the Avenging Ace, Mrs. Columbo, Eight is Enough, Highway to Heaven, Another World/Texas. Film: The Kirlian Witness, Arthur – On the Rocks, Who is Julia?, Betrayed by Innocence, Not My Kid, Malice in Wonderland. Education: BA, Cornell University. MFA, Southern Methodist University.
MRT: Debut. Regional: Tall Girls (World Premiere), Spoon Lake Blues (World Premiere), Alliance Theatre; Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Geva Theatre; Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), As You Like It (Rosalind), Twelfth Night (Viola), Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Education: BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design. Other: 2015 Alliance Theatre Artistic Fellow; Co-founder of The Weird Sisters Theatre project a collective of female artist in Atlanta.
MRT: Debut. Off Broadway: The Hiding Place, 59E59; Lemonade, NYC Fringe. Regional: The Flick, Gloucester Stage Company; Come Back, Little Sheba, Awake and Sing!, The Seagull, Our Town, Huntington Theatre Company; A Number, Pattern of Life, Lungs, The Kite Runner, New Repertory Theatre; Intimate Apparel, The Temperamentals, Animal Crackers, Lyric Stage Company; A Future Perfect, Tribes, SpeakEasy Stage Company; Windowmen, The Farm, Gary, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre; Sila, Distracted, Underground Railway Theater; Shear Madness, Charles Playhouse; Love Person, 1001, The Aliens, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Company One. Education: BA in Theatre, Suffolk University. Other: 2015 Elliot Norton Award, Best Actor in Intimate Apparel; 2013 IRNE Award, Best Supporting Actor in Our Town.
MRT: Debut. Regional: Grounded, The Pilot, Nora Theatre; Birch Girl, Becky’s New Car, Ch’inglish, Lyric Stage; Reconsidering Hanna(h), Boston Playwrights Theatre; Shear Madness, Charles Playhouse. Film/T.V.: November Criminals, Bleed for This, Olive Kitteridge, Sex Tape, The Sins of the Preacher, The Company Men, Brotherhood, The Waterfront, Sexting in Suburbia, The Edge of Darkness, The Invention of Lying, The Woman, 21, Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River.
MRT: Debut. Regional: Productions at Cleveland Public Theater, Actors Shakespeare Project, Central Square Theater, Company One, Perishable Theatre/Trinity Repertory Company, Providence Black Repertory Company. Megan has served as the Associate Artistic Director of Underground Railway Theater (Cambridge, MA) and the Providence Black Repertory Company (RI). Special projects with Underground Railway Theater include a site-specific staging of Our Town at Cambridge’s Mt. Auburn Cemetery and Roots of Liberty, a pageant celebrating the Haitian Revolution and starring Danny Glover, at Boston’s Tremont Temple. Other: Recipient of TCG’s Future Leaders grant, member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab (2012), MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. www.megansz.com
Joe Landry's plays have been produced across the country and internationally, and include It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Reefer Madness, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, Eve & Co., Beautiful, Hollywood Babylon, and Numb. Mr. Landry attended Playwright's Horizons/NYU, founded Second Guess Theatre Company in Connecticut and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He is currently developing new projects for the stage and screen. Official website: www.joelandry.com
MRT: Scenic Design Debut, (Properties Master) Year Zero, Dusk Rings a Bell, 13 Things About Ed Carpolotti, The Best Brothers, Oceanside, Out of the City, The Outgoing Tide, I and You. Regional: (Prop Master) Kiss Me Kate, The Breaking Code, Dancing Lessons, The Enemy of the People; Barrington Stage Company; Recycling: Washi Tales; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; A Streetcar Named Desire, Harvey, Guys and Dolls; New Harmony Theatre; Dutchman; Definition Theatre Company. (Prop Artisan) Utah Shakespeare Festival, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Education: MFA in Theatre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BFA in Theatre Design, University of South Florida.
MRT: This Verse Business (starring Gordon Clapp, directed by Gus Kaikkonen), Stella and Lou (directed by Charles Towers). Regional/Fringe: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dorset Theatre Festival; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged, Godly Creatures, The Hub Theatre Company of Boston; Our Town, Riverside Theatre Works; Forbidden Broadway, Shout! The Mod Musical, Annie, The Producers, Nunset Boulevard, The Arundel Barn Playhouse; Hansel and Gretel’s Grim Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Virginia Stage Company. Education: BFA Theater Design with a concentration Costumes, Rutgers University. Mason Grass School of the Arts. Internship, Barbara Matera Ltd. Other: Lee is in her sixth season as Costume Shop Manager for MRT, and has worked in other costume shops including Dorset Theatre Festival, Theatre by The Sea, Virginia Stage Company and Opera Theater of St. Louis.
MRT: Dusk Rings a Bell. Regional: Resident lighting and sound designer and educator, Watertown Children’s Theatre; technical supervisor and lighting designer, Middlesex Community College; freelance lighting designer, sound designer, technician and theatre educator in the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston Area. Education: Syracuse University.
MRT: Debut. Off Broadway: composer/musical director: Our Town, (dir. David Cromer), Hit The Wall, Barrow Street; Julie Taymor's Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, TFNA; Paris Commune, The Civilians. Regional: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, A Little Night Music, Come Back, Little Sheba, Huntington; Our Town (dir. David Cromer), Huntington, KC Rep, Broad Stage, Hypocrites, Almeida Theatre, London; Breath and Imagination, Paris Commune, ArtsEmerson; and many productions in Chicago, at the Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Barrel of Monkeys, The Neo-Futurists, Second City, and Chicago Children’s Theatre. Other: Mr. Mastro is the musical director for Emily Bergl, 54 Below, Algonquin Oak Room and Café Carlyle. jonathanmastro.com. Thanks to Megan and Sean. For S, G and H.
It's A Wonderful Life Photos
Headshots, PR photos and production photos from MRT's 2015-16 Season production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" adapted by Joe Landry, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian.
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FREE DOWNLOAD: 19-page PlayGuide with background information about our production, the movie that inspired it, and the Golden Age of radio.
Scenes from the show
A look at the show with the director and Artistic Director
Sean Daniels discusses It's a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play.
Watch this space for behind-the-scenes interviews, videos, and more.
Lowell Sun: "...magical, offbeat and astoundingly authentic re-telling of the 1946 Frank Capra film."
Broadway World: "Other than a visit to Santa Claus, I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season..."
Nashua Telegraph: "If your jaded Grinch heart needs to grow three times its size this season...I cordially invite you to join me in the 1940's for a beautiful diversion into yesteryear."
OnStage: "Simply put this show will make you laugh, make you cry, and warm your heart on the coldest of winter nights."
On Boston Stages: "...fast, funny, skillfully acted and directed, and a warm blessing for the holiday season."
Boston Arts Diary: "… the film is so well known and loved that it’s hard to imagine an adaptation being as satisfying as the original. Remarkably, this one is."
Boston and Beyond: "The presentation and staging of this memorable holiday story is remarkably clever!"