In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty.

George’s guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him ─ by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born ─ that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.

This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George, Mary, Clarence the angel, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.


Director...   Thom Harris II
Assistant Director...   Guy Crawford
Stage Manager...   Len Willens
Assistant Stage Manager...   Bella Tranchino
Assistant to the Stage Manager...   Amanda Steele
Producer...   Steven Haber
Costumes and Props...   Janice Hall and Carol Torrey
Master Carpenter...   Eric Korpon
Lighting Design...   Jocelyn Kraft
Sound Design...   Len Willens
Photography...   Len Willens
Set Construction...
Eric Korpon - David Hall - Janice Hall - Minor Hardin
Thom Harris - Dan Marabello - Jason Potocki
Jen Potocki - Amanda Steele - Asher Steele

George Bailey...   Alex Lloyd-Wood
Clarence Odbody...   Bernard Noeller
Mr. Gower...   Minor Hardin
Young George...   Tyler Potocki
Harry Bailey...   David MacDonald
Mother Bailey...   Dana Willens
Aunt Tilly...   Lezlie Eustis
Violet Peterson...   Abigail Roxby
Bert...   Colby Crawford
Ernie...   Katya Hall
Uncle Billy...   David Hall
Mary Hatch...   Caitlyn Kuhn
Henry F. Potter...   Ron Pakula
Mr. Potter's Secretary...   Carol Torrey
Mrs. Hatch ...   Susan Newark
Sam Wainwright...   Colby Crawford
Miss Andrews...   Susan Newark
Mrs. Thompson...   Janice Hall
Mr. Martini...   Frank Valenti
Mrs. Martini...   Ireland Stump
Miss Carter...   Amanda Steele
Newspaper Boy...   Alexander Proseus
Pete Bailey...   Tyler Potocki
Tommy Bailey...   Alexander Proseus
Zuzu Bailey...   Liana Evins
Janie Bailey...   Makenna Scheeler
Mr. Welch...   Guy Crawford

About the Show...
Second Street Players  /  Riverfront Theater  /  2 South Walnut St.  /  Milford, DE 19963  / TIX: (800) 838-3006  /

From the film by Frank Capra
and the story by Philip Van Doren Stern

Second Street Players presents


Adapted for the stage by James. W. Rodgers

Presented by special arrangement with

directed for SSP by Thom Harris II

Fridays NOV 26 & DEC 3 at 7:00p
Saturdays NOV 27 & DEC 4 at 7:00p
Sundays NOV 28 & DEC 5 at 2:00p

SSP's Riverfront Theater, Downtown Milford DE