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H-K Players: It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play

Submitted by Marcy Webster.

In Back: Connor Chute, Elizabeth McManus, Devin Coon, Abigail Manley In Front: Michael Vaughn and Arjun Badami

The H-K Players at Haddam Killingworth High School begin their season (and christen their newly renovated auditorium) with a family friendly production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on November 2 and 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

The play, written by Joe Landry, premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced across the country. Hailed as “magical” by “The Boston Globe” and “fresh and inventive” by the “Chicago Sun-Times,” It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play transposes the cinematic classic (and holiday television tradition) to the theater by staging the story as if it was a live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the voices of dozens of characters while creating “Foley” sound effects. Foley sound, named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley, is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The audience will be able to watch the crew create these live sound effects as a part of the production experience.

Tickets are $10 each and are available for purchase at the HKHS Media Center, through a member of the cast and crew, and at the door. For more information please email Director Marcy Webster at: or by calling 860-345-8541.


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