Monday, November 25, 2013

In the Wings: It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play. Meet Kris Kazmierczak.

Kris Kazmierczak is the Sound Artist in It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play, the holiday show in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Philip Grecian adapted the script based on the film directed by Frank Capra.

Question: What is fun about being the Sound Artist in this production of It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play?
Kris Kazmierczak: There are more sounds that we had to come up with, and I started collecting a number of these things for old-time radio when we did The Time Machine and Dracula. This gave me an opportunity to look at more ways of doing things. It's really piqued an interest in me; I can really delve into it. This lets the audience imagine what they're hearing, to build their own picture rather than see everything on stage.

Q: What is your favorite holiday book, song or movie?
K.K.: One of my favorite holiday movies is It's a Wonderful Life. People can think the little things they do every day amount to nothing, and yet they touch so many people in small ways but they never see it. Sometimes people feel so lost, but they receive support from so many people whose lives they have touched.

It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play runs Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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