Wonderful Life

November 28 – Dec. 20 2015
by Jason Lott and Helen Pafumi

Directed by Helen Pafumi
Nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play

George Bailey’s struggle to grasp why life is worth living finds a fresh voice in this enchanting one-person retelling of Frank Capra’s classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life.” This is the classic exploration of how every decision you make, every person you meet, every word you say all have an ever widening impact on many, many people in the world. Penned by Helen Pafumi and Jason Lott, Wonderful Life reinterprets the well-known screenplay and reintroduces audiences to the residents of Bedford Falls, New York on a fateful Christmas Eve in 1945. Audiences, young and old, well-versed in the movie and not, find plenty to love in Wonderful Life, a play that has been called “a real stage gem shining brightly with the true meaning of Christmas spirit.” Amanda Gunther of DC Metro Theatre Arts continues, “Lott [is] nothing short of brilliant when he presents this one man telling of the story we know all too well.”

“A lively and appealing actor… ‘Wonderful Life’ could well have an active future on stages around the country.” – The Washington Post