In December 2022, I directed “It’s a Wonderful Life: A 1940s Radio Play” for Beaumont Community Players. This page is a compilation of write ups and reviews across different media. Click on the photos for links
Preview from the Beaumont Enterprise by Stephan Malick:
“For many nostalgic people, it’s just not Christmas without watching Jimmy Stewart and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This season the Beaumont Community Players has a fun way to get up close and personal when it presents the classic story as a live radio play running Friday through Dec. 11.
Director Andy Coughlan will take audiences on a trip through a 1940s-style radio show, adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling. …” [Click here]
Review from the University Press by Maddie Sims:
“The mics are on and the actors are ready at the radio station for a special performance. The studio audience (which is also the audience in real time) sit in full attention as the show kicks off.
Beaumont Community Players presents “It’s A Wonderful Life: A 1940’s Radio Play,” which continues through Dec. 11. Directed by Andy Coughlan, this show uses the same story as the original film, now known as a Christmas classic, and turns it on its head. …” [Click here]
State of the Arts feature on KVLU 91.3FM public radio:
Host Joe Elwell interviews cast members Trini Gonzales and Katrina Morris, and director Andy Coughlan about Beaumont Community Players’ production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A 1940s Radio Play.”