The final show of Fake Radio’s 2019 season is always a sellout and for good reason: it’s one of the most beloved American holiday stories of all time!
George Bailey spends his life sacrificing his dreams for the good of others in the town of Bedford Falls, despite the relentless pressure from the evil millionaire, Mr. Potter. One fateful Christmas Eve finds George emotionally broken after his uncle misplaces the $8000 that the family business needs to stay afloat. George’s guardian angel, Clarence, falls to Earth — literally — and helps George rediscover the value and meaning of his life.
First released in 1946, It’s A Wonderful Life was so popular that it was re-written for radio broadcast the following year for Lux Radio Theatre on CBS; Jimmy Stewart reprised his role as George Bailey in the radio adaptation. Now, 72 years later, Fake Radio is thrilled to recreate that entire 1947 CBS radio broadcast of the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life — commercials and all — for live audiences around Stumptown. And, as usual, we’ll have a little bit of fun with the script!