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Wonderful Life
by Helen Pafumi & Jason Lott
Directed by Erin Murray

Featuring Andrew Lee Creech

Northwest Premiere
2012 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Outstanding New Play or Musical

December 3 – 27

George Bailey’s struggle to grasp why life is worth living finds a fresh voice in this imaginative one-person retelling of Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. Penned by Helen Pafumi and Jason Lott, this memory play introduces a new generation to the residents of Bedford Falls, New York on a fateful Christmas Eve in 1945. Wonderful Life is a heartwarming story about the effect one man’s sacrifices have on the people and town he loves. 

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What is this place America, that we call home? Who are the “we” in question?  The “we” who are supposed to stand united, supporting, celebrating and accomplishing a set of common goals together?  What are those goals?  And why do “we the people” seem anything but united? 

This season, we will encounter a group of individuals engaged in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in the country they’ve been told make all things possible – the American Dream.  It’s a journey I can’t wait to take with you and a season of six incredible productions I can’t wait to share.

Mathew Wright, Artistic Director

READ ABOUT OUR SEASON Misha Berson, The Seattle Times




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