Dec. 4-22, 2019 
Opening Night on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

adapted by Joe Landry
directed by Giovanna Sardelli 

Back by popular demand, this holiday classic returns to The Rep's stage to close the 2019 season.

Ring in the holidays with an entertaining spin on a familiar holiday favorite. Set in a 1940s radio station on Christmas Eve, enjoy a live radio version of Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film as the actors on stage transform into dozens of characters from Bedford Falls. Faced with the threat of scandal and financial ruin, George Bailey experiences a crisis of faith and wishes he had never been born. Divine intervention arrives in the form of Clarence (Angel Second Class), who is on a mission to restore George’s will to live... and earn his own wings in the process. Every life impacts countless others, whether we know it or not.

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Preview Performances

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.*

Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

*Pay What You Can Night
Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Patrons are invited to attend the first preview of Opening Week by paying any amount they wish for their tickets. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office opens at 9 a.m. There are at least 100 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to two per person.

Regular Performances

Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7 p.m., Dec. 11-12 and 18-19

Fridays at 7 p.m., Dec. 6, 13 and 20

Saturdays at 2 p.m., Dec. 7

Saturdays at 7 p.m., Dec. 7, 14 and 21

Sundays at 2 p.m., Dec. 8, 15 and 22


Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., is an American Sign Language-interpreted performance

Director’s Talk

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:15 p.m.

Clinton School of Public Service Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, Dec. 5, 12 p.m.

Join members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this production.

Beer Night with Diamond Bear Brewing Co.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Arkansas Times and Diamond Bear Brewing Co.

Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Diamond Bear Brewing Co.

Opening Night Champagne Reception

Friday, Dec. 6

Celebrate with the cast after the Opening Night performance. Enjoy a special champagne toast and light hors d’oeuvres.

Pay Your Age Night

Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Little Rock Soiree and Zetêo Coffee

If you’re age 22-40, you can pay your age at The Rep! Enjoy great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy complimentary beverages from Zetêo Coffee. There are 50 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to four per household. Purchase through the Box Office in person or by phone (sorry, no online sales). Ticket price is based on the age of the oldest person in the group. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up. Offer is based on seating availability.

Post-Show Talk Back

Wednesday, Dec. 18, immediately following the performance

Stay after the performance for a discussion with members of the cast. Epilogue talkbacks will take place in the theatre and are free with your show ticket.

Beer Night with Stone’s Throw Brewing

Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Stone's Throw Brewing

Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Stone's Throw Brewing.

Because each individual theatregoer is different, The Rep offers suitability suggestions for every production. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects that might have a bearing on your comfort, please call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.


Characters Smoke Onstage Yes  Staging might suggest tobacco use without actual smoke
Characters Drink Beer Onstage Yes  No drunkenness depicted
Drug Use Depicted No  
Violence Depicted/Referenced Yes A brief moment of child abuse is suggested but is not physically depicted onstage
Partial Nudity No  
Sexual/Suggestive Content No  
Profanity (including non-English profanity) No  


ONSTAGE Gunshots No  
OFFSTAGE Gunshots No  
Fog/Smoke TBD  


The exact use potentially sensory-disturbing production elements are not determined until at least one week prior to the opening of the show. 


Yes Bright lights onstage, no strobe lights, dark in audience seating
Sounds Yes There are brief moments of yelling
Music Yes Music is used intermittently


Topics of Discussion in the Play: Suicide, alcohol, child labor and abuse, tobacco use, WWII and war action


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