It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry
‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is based on the story ‘The Greatest Gift’ by Philip Van Doren Stern
Original Music and Musical Arrangements by Kevin Connors

Sponsored by Orange County Virginia Tourism
Directed by Kerry Moran

Producer: Edward Warwick White
Production Stage Managers: Karen Schlicht, Linn Wood

November 19th – December 19th
On the Mainstage
Tickets are officially on sale! 

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with live foley artists! With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Four County Players is excited to return to a live holiday show for the first time since 2019 — and it could not be a better time for this classic story about the value of life and importance of community.

NOTE: While this play is appropriate for the entire family, please use parental discretion in bringing any young children who may have trouble sitting through a full-length play. We recommend that you do not bring any children under the age of 4.

Our holiday shows notoriously sell out, and with limited seating, this year will not no exception! Purchase your tickets early!

Ticket Information

November 19, 20, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8PM
November 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19 at 2:30PM

$18/adults; $16/seniors & students; $14/children 12 & under
All Friday performances $10/ticket

Box Office: 540-832-5355

Tickets go on sale for Four County Members on Friday, October 29th.
Tickets go on sale for the general public on Monday, November 1st.

Purchase Tickets Online!

After hours please leave a message with the following information:

  • What SHOW you would like to attend
  • PERFORMANCE DATE — day and time
  • HOW MANY TICKETS you would like to reserve
  • Your NAME and PHONE NUMBER so we can confirm your reservation and take payment
Important COVID-19 Protocol Information

We are so excited to be returning to live, in-person theater with you! Our commitment to keep putting community before theater remains steadfast. Four County Players will continue to adapt and follow the standards of safety which make our performers, volunteers, staff, and patrons feel safe. As such:

– All patrons, including children, must wear a mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

– All volunteers, theater staff, and production staff are required to wear masks inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

– The Bistro will be open before the show for some light snacks and drinks, but NO FOOD OR DRINK should be consumed in the building in the interest of continuous indoor mask-wearing. The Bistro will be CLOSED at intermission, but restrooms will be available for your use.

– The actors in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, all of whom are fully vaccinated, will be performing unmasked. There has been additional distance placed between the actors and audience (we are not selling seats to the front row for this production). This is in accordance with guidelines from the Health Education Services’ COVID Compliance Officer training and current guidelines from the Actors Equity Association.

– When you select your seats (see website), our ticketing system will automatically space you apart from patrons not in your party. While we cannot guarantee six feet of distance between persons, you will not be sharing an armrest with anyone not in your party.



Production Team

Directed by Kerry Moran
Producer: Edward Warwick White
Production Stage Managers: Karen Schlicht, Linn Wood
Costume Designers: Amy Goffman, Linda Zuby
Hair & Makeup Designer: Kristen Franklin Heiderstadt
Scenic Designer: Kerry Moran
Lead Carpenter: Michael Kneller
Lighting Designer: Kim Faulkinbury
Sound Designer: John Holdren
Sound Engineer: Carl R. Schwaner
Sound Board Operator: Karen Schlicht
Properties Designers: Mimi Halpern, Kerry Moran
Production Manager: Gary Warwick White
Technical Director: Nick Hagy
Marketing Director: Edward Warwick White
Theater Operations Director: Jennifer Phelps