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Christmas classic comes to Tilson Auditorium Dec. 8

November 30, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Bring the whole family and get into the Christmas spirit by watching a Christmas film classic adapted to the stage. "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Tilson Auditorium as part of Indiana State University's Performing Arts Series.

In this new adaption of Frank Capra's holiday classic, the audience is transported back to a simpler time as the show comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. You'll delight in the sound effects, script changes, and behind the scenes banter as five actors take on dozens of characters as they tell the story of George Bailey and the Angel who is sent to earth to save him one fateful Christmas Eve.

Patrons are encouraged to come early and take advantage of pre-show activities. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Santa will be available for pictures, local high school choirs will perform holiday favorites and patrons will have the opportunity to drop off a gift for Toys for Tots.

Tickets will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $16 while tickets for youth ages 2-18 are $11. ISU students are admitted free with a valid student ID and are invited to participate in a punch card program. ISU Faculty/Staff tickets are $15, depending on location. Tickets are available in advance at the Hulman Center Ticket Office or by calling 1-877-ISU-TIXS.


Contact: Jennifer Cook, Hulman Center, (812) 237-3770
Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or