Fall Play: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Thacher Masquers bring a 1940s-style radio play to life in the Outdoor Theatre.
Much as people gathered around radios to listen to radio dramas in the 1940s, the Thacher community gathered in person and around computers to catch the live broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, the fall play. Nine actors performed in the Outdoor Theatre before a live audience, changing their voices and characterizations in order to play 44 roles. In keeping with the live radio theme, they created their own sound effects (foley) using things like a wine bottle in a sack broken by a hammer and buckets of water poured off the stage.

Congratulations to the cast and crew for a highly entertaining production!

The Cast
Nathan ’22: Gower, Harry (and young Harry), Joseph, Mr. Welch, Binky, Charlie, Pete, Cop
Kay ’23: Mrs. Hatch, Dr. Campbell, Janie, Matilda
Hayden ’22: Potter, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Collins Martini, Nick, Sam, Sheriff
Kaycee ’23: Mary (and young Mary)
Chisom ’21: Announcer, Violet (and young Violet), Bridgekeeper
Eileen ’22: Zuzu, Bank Teller, Stage Manager
Liam ’23: George (and young George)
Julian ’23: Clarence, Bert, Billy, Tommy, Ed
Lizbeth ’21: Rose Bailey, Ruth, Mrs. Thompson

The Production Team
Director: Tracey Williams Sutton
Technical Director: Lisandro Malissia
Music Director: Greg Haggard
Costumer: Haley René Culliton
Foley Designs: Cecil Sutton
Poster: Cecil Sutton
Stage Manager: Alexa ’21
Sound: Julia ’21
Light Mixer: Elena ’22
Assistant Light Mixer: Tristan ’23
Follow Spot: Eden ’23
Sound and Stage Assistants: Milli ’22, Sam ’24, and Henry ’24
Make-up Design: Tália ’22 and Carolina ’22

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