Capital Rep to present one-man 'Wonderful Life'
'This Wonderful Life' a take on the Capra classic
By Michael Eck
Published 4:19 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Larry Daggett is playing George Bailey at Capital Repertory Theatre in the troupe's holiday production of "This Wonderful Life." It's not like that's any big leap. Plenty of actors have tackled the classic Jimmy Stewart film role and tried to translate it to the stage.
But Daggett is also playing George's wife, Mary, and working hard to make her sound like Donna Reed. And he's playing Mr. Potter, with an edge like Lionel Barrymore. In fact, Daggett is playing the entire town of Bedford Falls, as well as an angel named Clarence.
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Michael Eck is a freelance writer from Albany and a frequent contributor to the Times Union.
All the pleasure of Frank Capra’s classic movie – in only 70 minutes!
Based on the film, here’s the story of George Bailey, the good guy who comes to see himself as others do while confronting terrible hardship at the hand of Mr. Potter. You’ll meet the whole gang – Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey, Donna Reed's Mary Hatch, town floozy Violet Bick and of course, Clarence, the endearing angel who needs wings.