'It's a Wonderful Life' as a live radio play

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” airs on stage at the Peterborough Players this month.

PETERBOROUGH — Peterborough Players tonight is unveiling “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”

To run through Sunday, Dec. 16, the story by Joe Landry is a high-spirited 1947-style radio broadcast adaptation of the much-loved holiday film by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Joe Swerling.

Period music and live Foley sound effects are served up in the style of National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Hear a tale peppered with vintage radio commercials and a post-war elegance.

The scene is the elegant stage of a Manhattan radio studio inhabited by Players favorites Tom Frey, Bridget Beirne, Kraig Swartz and Leon Axt. They are joined by Eleanor Pierson and Emily Allinson to bring the idealistic George Bailey to life and acceptance among Zuzu, Clarence the Angel and the Ebenezer Scrooge-like Mr. Potter.

Times for the show’s opening weekend performances are 7:30 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional shows are scheduled for Dec. 12 through Dec. 16.

Tickets to the show are $20.

For details, call 924-7585.