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November 19, 2014 : “It’s a Wonderful Life” Opens at OUL on December 3
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Lancaster – The holiday season is getting into full swing at Ohio University Lancaster. That's because It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play officially opens on Wednesday, December 3. This is the third year OUL Theatre has done the show.
"It was such as success in past years with people saying immediately afterwards that they loved it," said Theatre Director Victor Jones. "That’s why I wanted to do it again."
The play is inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life. This version is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast.  Jones said the show is very family-friendly.  
"There's some special effects that happen during the last five minutes of the show that people generally stop watching the actors on stage because it is so beautiful," said Jones. "The children really love that part."
The show is one hour and 20 minutes long. The opening night show has special ticket pricing.  All tickets for the Wednesday night show only are $5 a piece.
"We're going to do a holiday show every year,” said Jones."And this show just helps set the holiday mood and get you in the mood."
Holiday pre-show musical performances will be held on December 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, December 7.  To purchase tickets, go to