ANNETTE BENING, BRYAN CRANSTON, PETER GALLAGHER, GLENNE HEADLY, MARTY INGELS, GREGORY ITZIN, SHIRLEY JONES, LESLIE JORDAN, JOSH STAMBERG AND LORRAINE TOUSSAINT MAKE UP CAST OF IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Special One-Day-Only Reading Sponsored by One West Bank Benefits Geffen Playhouse and The Actors Fund December 10, 2011 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES, December 2, 2011 — Golden Globe Award winner Peter Gallagher (The O.C., American Beauty) takes on the role of George Bailey, joining the star-studded cast of the Geffen Playhouse’s special oneday-
This adaption of It’s a Wonderful Life captures the heartwarming holiday spirit of the classic film with the nostalgia of a live radio play. Gallagher and Bening, who play George and Mary, respectively, are joined on stage by a cast of familiar characters as well as a sound effects artist who will be using a time-honored bag of tricks to create the world of the play.
The merriment will extend well beyond the stage for this special event – guests are invited to arrive early and enjoy the decorated Geffen Playhouse lobby, which will be transformed to reflect a slice of winter life in picturesque Bedford Falls (the setting of the classic film) complete with tasty holiday-themed treats. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the a capella trio The Chantilly Sisters who will be caroling around the lobby singing holiday favorites and timeless tunes dressed to the nines in classic 1940s style. To further extend the holiday spirit, the Geffen Playhouse will also be partnering with Keyes for Kids Toy Drive to help bring gifts into the lives of children in need, primarily through the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. The Geffen Playhouse
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
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