National Players adapts an Alice in Wonderland for our time: a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging, cameras, projection, and puppets help tell the story of Alice's journey through Wonderland.
National Players is America's longest running touring theatre company, celebrating its 69th season. National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. National Players has performed in 41 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for nearly three million people.
Take yourself back to a day before television, when radio was king and the human imagination reigned. In the radio play genre, the troupe performs an old-style radio show before a “studio” audience. Just like in radio, actors may play multiple parts and the sound effects are created live before your eyes.
George Bailey grew up a wide-eyed dreamer. He had grand plans to travel the world and build great things. But one circumstance after another kept pulling him back to the small town of his childhood, Bedford Falls. George constantly puts others before himself. But when his self-sacrificing lifestyle causes everything around him to collapse, he finds himself standing on a bridge contemplating ending his own life. Only the intervention of Angel Second Class Clarence Oddbody, who shows George what the world would be like if he had never been born, makes George realize just what a wonderful life he has.