Thursday, December 5, 2013

In the Wings: It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play. Meet Nathan Bechtold.

Nathan Bechtold plays Harry and other roles 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 in this production of It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play?
Nathan Bechtold: I've done this play a couple of times before. I enjoy everyone who's cast and I think we've come together well. The sound effects and the foley work, everything has come together really well. I can hear a radio production as I sit in the back of the cast.

Q: What is your favorite holiday book, movie or song?
M.R.: My favorites have always been White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. It's a Wonderful Life resonates a lot: we make mistakes in life and there are times we wish we could go back and make changes. To be able to look back and realize, "Well, I was important. These things mattered," it changes who you are. That's why I like it a lot.

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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