Published On: Wed, Nov 27th, 2013

Holiday classic to benefit Family Resource Network in Pocahontas County

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) will present It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Pocahontas County Opera House Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8. Children 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.
The performance will benefit the Pocahontas County Family Resource Network’s Christmas Project 2013. Each Christmas, the Family Resource Network typically serves about 250 children from low-income families, partnering with work with the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department, local churches and business to collect and distribute toys and warm winter clothing, as well as food. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the Opera House at the door for the Dec. 8 performance.
Opera House doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton.
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was written by Joe Landry and ia directed by Cathey C. Sawyer. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of live on-stage sound effects and an ensemble of five actors that bring a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will feature five professional actors; Lee Blair, Joe Lehman, Andrea McCullough, Hannah McGinley and Kermit Medsker.
Beyond attending the Dec. 8 performance, there are several ways to help the Family Resource Network serve Pocahontas County’s children in need this Christmas. Monetary donation can be mailed to Pocahontas County Family Resource Network, P.O. Box 3, Marlinton, WV 24954. Gifts can be brought to the Opera House on Dec. 8 or dropped at City National Bank during regular business hours on or before Dec. 16. Children can be adopted from the Angel tree located at City National Bank on or after Dec. 2.
The Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third Avenue in Marlinton. Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.