Theater challenges audiences by blending the real and the imaginary, much like a neighbor who accuses you of giving her goiters with your brain. Enhance reality with this GrouponLive deal.
- $22 for one ticket to see It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, presented by San Jose Stage Company (up to $48 value)
- When: any show, November 27–December 22
- Where: The Stage
- Seating: best available
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Click here to view the showtimes.
Rates fluctuate throughout the week. The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student or senior discounts.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Originally conceived by Chicago's American Theater Company, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play reimagines the Jimmy Stewart iconic holiday classic as a 1940s broadcast streaming into living rooms around the country. The story centers around George Bailey, a man who has sacrificed dreams of traveling the world to help the people around him—especially his brother and the impoverished citizens of the town. On Christmas Eve, facing the potential bankruptcy of his Building and Loan company—an event George believes to confirm he's wasted his life—he plans to jump off a bridge to his death. But before he can, his guardian angel, Clarence, stops him and shows him the lives he's touched and how different his town would be had he never been born.
Transforming the stage into a radio studio, six actors bring the story to life by portraying dozens of characters and recreating the sound effects, such as blowing wind, splashing water, car horns, and train whistles. The resulting show loses none of the original's tenderness, with the Chicago Tribune declaring it "a well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcages of the harshest Grinch."
San Jose Stage Company
San Jose Stage Company—hailed as "the company that never says never" by Stark Insider and one of "Ten small Bay Area theater companies you should know" by the San Jose Mercury News—has been producing and premiering works of explosive power and social resonance since 1983. Professional actors fill the stage with new and classic works by the likes of David Mamet and Neil LaBute every year, but the company’s work extends beyond its intimate theater space—whose capacity of 200 ensures no one gets a bad seat or, probably, runs into the evil twin they haven’t met yet. Programming spills into the streets of San Jose in events that have included indie hip-hop concerts, art-walk performances, and partnerships with smaller theater groups and high-school drama classes.