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Lissa Diaz

Bethel College Department of Theatre presents “It's a Wonderful Life,by Philip Grecian, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m., in the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center-Auditorium. The Nov. 9 performance will be interpreted for the Deaf community.

Tickets for adults are $15, seniors/students just $13 and children 12 and under just $10.

Purchase tickets online at BethelCollege.edu/Tickets or call 574.807.7080, Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.  

The classic story follows George Bailey, who stands on a bridge looking over the icy waters below on Christmas Eve, contemplating suicide. Joseph, an unseen angel, calls on The Boss for advice, and they decide to send Clarence Oddbody. Joseph takes Clarence into the past to see George as a boy, then growing up to forgo college so he can save the family business and keep the citizens of Bedford Falls from being ruined by the Depression. Back in the present, Clarence stops George, and when he wishes he had never been born, Clarence makes the wish come true. Wandering through a Bedford Falls that has been rechristened Pottersville, George sees how far the town has fallen without him there to save it. George realizes how many lives he has touched, how many people he has helped and that he has been a success, after all.

Bethel College Theatre is a collection site for The Salvation Army Kroc Center to give the gift of hope this Christmas. Please donate socks, gloves, or hats for children in need when you come to the performance. The Salvation Army will distribute them just before Christmas to children in St. Joseph County. To learn how you can do more log on to www.mykroc.org/Christmas.

The play is produced by special arrangements with The Dramatic Publishing Company, INC of Woodstock, Illinois.