Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1946 film that became a cult Christmas classic in the 1980s, is getting a 1940s-style radio treatment at Chapel Street Theatre in Newark through Saturday.
Under the direction of Brian M. Touchette, this simple, stripped down format proves to be a brilliant way to bring a story that rapidly shifts time and place to the stage,
Back in the day, families would gather around the radio to listen to serials that would be broadcast. Today, we have YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and many other media outlets that still provide “serials” in some fashion. Chapel Street Players took a favorite holiday story (It’s a Wonderful Life) and joined it with a classic way of storytelling (the radio play).
Who: You! All Of You! NO Experience Necessary
What: A Public reading of an original full-length comedy from CSP NEXT – “Cancer: It’s Not for Everyone”
Where: CSP Stage
When: Saturday, November 15 at 1:00 PM
Why: To provide valuable feedback to CSP NEXT playwright Bill Potter so he can polish the play and move it forward
Founded a year ago to support those in the Chapel Street Players community anxious to write their first play,
By Josh Shannon firstname.lastname@example.org
What started as a theater group for University of Delaware faculty members has evolved into a thriving community theater organization that has stood the test of time for eight decades.
The Chapel Street Players, an all-volunteer group, will celebrate its 80th year this year.