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WilleyWorld Community Productions presents "It's a Wonderful Life"

Running from Wednesday, December 6 through Sunday, December 10, WilleyWorld Community Productions will present the classic Christmas play, It’s A Wonderful Life, as its first holiday-themed show. This productuction is sure to be a unique and fun experience, as well as, great holiday entertainment for the family. Come on out to Ottawa to see the timeless, Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.




For those not familiar, It’s A Wonderful Life is about a small-town man, whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother’s, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes; showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never lived.

The play coincides with the second weekend of the Chris Kringle Market making a perfect combination to bring in the holiday season. There will be plenty of local talent and familiar faces as many of the actors come from community theatres in Ottawa, Morris, Mendota, LaSalle, and Streator. The show runs from December 6-10 with shows on Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 7:30PM, while Saturday and Sunday shows will begin at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and on sale now through the Ottawa Visitors Center at 815-434-2737 and online at waltwilleyworld.com.