When It's a Wonderful Life was first released, movies were often adapted as radio plays and performed for a live studio audience. That tradition continues today, as five actors play the parts of all the characters you know and love from the holiday classic, set as a broadcast in the 1940s. With the help of only a sound-effects artist, the ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey -- compassionate, yet disheartened -- is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The message in It's a Wonderful Life is profound and remains relevant for today's audiences. See this beloved American tale re-imagined at Buford's Sylvia Beard Theatre.