by Steve Murray
      conceived by Mark Setlock, adapted from the screenplay It's a Wonderful Life by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

Dec. 4-30, 2018

Tony Braithwaite inhabits all the residents of Bedford Falls in this hilarious adaptation of the iconic holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life.

“Tour-de-force performance” -Philadelphia Inquirer

ADDED PERFORMANCE: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 pm


Running Time: Approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.



“He may be Philadelphia's funniest man ever.”-City Paper


Tony Braithwaite is in his seventh year as Artistic Director of Act II Playhouse, having most recently appeared in I Oughta Be in Pictures, A Few Of Our Favorite Things, and Which Reminds Me.  Other recent work here includes Didn't Your Father Have This Talk With You?, Tomfoolery, and This Wonderful LifeTony has worked in and around Philly since 1995 (as an actor, director, writer, teacher and comic) and has also appeared at 1812 Productions, Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Kimmel Center, Delaware Theatre Company, Hedgerow Theatre, Montgomery Theater, and both the PA and Philadelphia ShakespeareFestivals, among others.

Tony is a 13-time Barrymore Award nominee, a 4-time Barrymore M.C., and a 3-time Barrymore winner, including wins for The Big Bang and The Story of My Life (both at Act II). For 24 years, Tony has also served as Director of Dramatics at his beloved alma mater St. Joe's Prep where he is directing The Murder at Ramsbottom Manor. www.tonybraithwaite.com

Creative Team - This Wonderful Life

Directed by and Starring Tony Braithwaite
Scenic Designer: Colin McIlvaine
Lighting Designer: Eric Baker
Sound Designer: John Stovicek
Properties Designer: Eric Baker and Patricia G. Sabato
Stage Manager: Patricia G. Sabato

Community Partner Night

AA Horizontal LogoThursday, Dec. 27 is our Community Partner Night. A portion of all tickets sales on this evening will go to the Awbury Arboretum.

The mission of the Awbury Arboretum Association is to preserve and interpret Awbury's historic house and landscape, thereby connecting an urban community with nature and history.

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