Sunday, December 4, 2011

Act IV Offers Capra Film As Radio Play

Act IV Productions will present "It's a Wonderful Life" as a radio play, complete with "Foley artists" making sound effects, for one weekend only this month.

Based on the beloved Frank Capra film, the performances will replicate the kind of radio play that was a prime form of family entertainment in the 1940s. Radio theater depended on sound effects to enhance the listener's experience and in tribute to innovator Jack Foley, those who continue this craft are called "Foley artists."

Director Cass Cochrane and a cast of sixteen, including many veterans of Central Jersey community theater, will present 7:30 p.m. performances of Philip Grecian's radio play on Dec. 16 and 17 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 18. Tickets are $17, or $14 for students and seniors. All performances will take place in the Parish Hall of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Ave. See or call (908) 756-0750 for more information or directions.


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