These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

 

We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ Pick Awards had to be cancelled (we’ve still got trophies to give out, eventually). We started the Corona Movie Club to help curb our boredom and constant need to talk about movies with other human beings. I’m even watching network procedurals and actually writing about them.

 

But what we all really need is comfort. We need our favourite things and our favourite people and right now those are hard to come by so we have to do everything we can to bring them together whenever possible. Our solution was to gather some of our favourite people every Saturday night throughout quarantine to read scripts over Zoom. We read all 38 Shakespeare plays in six months. Then we kept going. We decided to create mini-seasons featuring highlights from the canons of major writers across generations, plus a few bonus episodes thrown in. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned.

 

We’re celebrating the holidays this year with a mini two-week Christmas Season.

 

Listen to It’s a Wonderful Life in audio form below (or on iTunes) then tune into our YouTube page to check out the video versions of all our live readings.

 

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The Cast

Gower/Mrs. Hatch/Maria/Woman- Marlo K Shaw

Martini/ Various people named “Man”- Samantha Chappell

Ma Bailey/Passerby/Tollkeeper- Laura Hubbard

Bert/Freddie/Randall/Mr. Welch- Brian Balduzzi

Ernie/Mickey/Reineman- Hilary Wartinger

Mary- Elizabeth Morriss

Janie/dr. Campbell/Ed/Jane/Another Man 1- Sadie Holloway

Zuzu/Ruth/Mrs. Davis/Another Man 2- Miriam Bachman

Franklin/Principal/Lawyer/Tom/Sheriff- Gaby Grice

Joseph/Charlie/Pete/Bouncer- Shalyn McFaul

Clarence- Saiya Floyd

George- Torey Urquhart

Harry- Nicole Falgoust

Violet/Mrs. Thompson/Secretary- Jess Couture

Uncle Billy- Weldon Goree

Cousin Tilly/Annie/Teller- Fabiana Cabral

Pa Bailey/Carter/Cop- Nicanor Campos

Potter- Christopher Prentice

Joe/Marty/Tommy/Driver- Leigh

Cousin Eustace/Schultz/Owner- Philip Jeng

Sam/Nick/Partridge- Dom Harvey