Two branches of the Ocean County Library will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” in December.

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” is the classic tale of family, friendship and the power of community in the face of financial hard times.


“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” presented by Nine Theatricals, is performed as a 1940’s radio broadcast in front of a live audience. It gives modern-day viewers a chance to have a look at the behind-the-scenes work that made such shows a success 60 or more years ago.Several actors play the numerous characters, and just as in the old radio plays, most sound effects are created on stage by the actors themselves.  It includes vintage advertisements and musical underscores that heighten the tension.
Saturday Dec. 7, 2 p.m. at the Lacey branch, 10 E. Lacey Rd., Forked River (609) 693-8566
Saturday Dec. 21, 2 p.m. at the Pt. Pleasant Borough branch, 834 Beaver Dam Rd. (732) 295-1555.
These programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Telephone the branch or visit the Website 

 A fantastic way to enjoy this Holiday classic! Gather around the radio to enjoy It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play ....