Thursday, December 5, 2013

In the Wings: It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play. Meet Scott Hankins.

Scott Hankins plays Ernie 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?
Scott Hankins: This is the first production I've ever been involved in. For me, every day is something new. I can learn something from everybody.

Q: What is your favorite holiday book, movie or song?
S.H.: In addition to It's a Wonderful Life, my favorite is Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. All my happy memories of Christmas are from childhood, and every year you get out the book or you watch the cartoon. Dr. Seuss' children's stories are really smart

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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