In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is about the life of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair. The angel reminds him, by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born, that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. The Gem Players production will have all your favorite characters with George Bailey and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of ones family and community will be rewarded.
Showtimes: Nov. 25, 26 at 7:30 PM. Nov. 27 at 2:30 PM. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 PM. Dec. 4, 11 at 2:30 PM.
Tickets: Adults $12, Children 12 yrs and under $10. The Gem Theater, 700 Tennessee Ave. Etowah, TN. (423) 263-3270. For more info visit www.gemplayers.com.