This radio play version of the Christmas classic is part of the Morton Theatre’s new effort to present Morton-produced works that, according to director Thomas Brazzle, “speak to the history of the Morton as a vaudeville venue [and] to the African American/black experience, as well.” Performed by Daja M. Rice, Rachael Simpson, Justin Hall, Pedro Alvarado and Darrell Grant, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of a man who has given up his dreams and wonders if life is worth living. His guardian angel shows him how much he is valued, turning a sad story into a happy one just in time for Christmas.
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