Classic Christmas tale takes center stage

Aurora Oden, Zach Mell, Clara McClain, Loran Fairhurst, Staff Writers and Features Editor

The spirit of Christmas has spread across the stage for the CMR drama department as it prepares for a reinterpretation on a heart moving Christmas tale.

CMR’s drama teacher Chris Evans has been preparing his students to perform an interpretation on the classic christmas tale ”It’s a Wonderful Life.”

A fictional character known as George Bailey is shown how wonderful his life truly is after his guardian angel Clarence shows him just how much he really means to the world. Evans says that it is a radio play, which means it takes place in a radio station where they act out a play as if it were on the actual radio.

Evans says that everyone does multiple voices for different parts in the play. The hard part for the actors is that they have to act with the mic and the audience at the same time. Evans says that another hard thing is that they can’t leave the stage for 90 minutes.

A new thing for this year is that any GFPS employers gets in for free on all opening nights.

“It’s our way to say thanks,” Evans said, adding that it is also a way to get more people to see the show.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” will hit the stage Dec. 1-3 in the auditorium at CMR. The tickets are $6 for CMR students and $8 for everyone else.