|12/21/2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21
This American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama was produced and directed by Frank Capra. It stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers.) Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.
“It’s a Wonderful Life was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made. Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed, and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season. (1954) Rated G
General admission tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID, $2 for kids 10 and younger. They are available in advance at Eventbrite (see link). They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open. Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 5:30.
Varsity Center For The Arts, Carbondale Illinois