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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