It's a Wonderful Life!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Gil Cates Theater
Performances at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, along with three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, acclaimed stage and screen actress Glenne Headly (who will be seen later this season on the Geffen stage in The Jacksonian) and Drop Dead Divaís Josh Stamberg (who was also seen alongside Annette Bening in The Female of the Species at the Geffen), will appear at the Geffen Playhouse for a special one-day-only reading of Itís a Wonderful Life. This special evening sponsored by One West Bank is a joint fundraiser for the Geffen Playhouse and The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.
This adaption of Itís a Wonderful Lifecaptures the heartwarming holiday spirit of the classic film with the nostalgia of a live radio play.† Joining the familiar characters is 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 Ė 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. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to the theater. These donations will be part of the Keyes for Kids Toy Drive and primarily benefit the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
VIP Private Holiday Group Packages Available
Call Regina Miller at 310.208.6500 ext. 112
Proceeds benefit the Geffen Playhouse Education and Outreach programs and The Actors Fund.