Actor takes on ‘Wonderful Life’ in one-man show

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Actor takes on ‘Wonderful Life’ in one-man show

Published: Thursday, November 22, 2012


ALBANY — It’s one of the enduring messages of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” — that each life touches so many others, beyond our imagining.

So it is fitting, if somewhat daunting, for a single actor to stride onstage and attempt not merely to touch multiple lives, but to enact them — to impersonate the many characters in the mythical hamlet of Bedford Falls.

Most importantly, he must tell the tale of George Bailey, the ordinary guy who finds out one magical Christmas Eve that his existence is extraordinary.

That is the challenge this Christmas season for Larry Daggett at Capital Repertory Theatre.

"This Wonderful Life"

Where: Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany

When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 22 — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Tickets: Call 445-SHOW or go to