As the Holidays Draw Near, BlackRock Presents IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

It's A Wonderful LifeBlackRock Center for the Arts will be welcoming the Immediate Theatre Project to the Mainstage as they present IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. On Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m., the innovative theater production company will be bringing its rendition of the classic Radio Theater production based on the Jimmy Stewart film to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with the audience of BlackRock.

Through the eye of director and former cast member Rebecca Morris, the Immediate Theatre Project breathes new life into the beloved Frank Capra film originally released in 1946. This fresh adaptation follows the story of George Bailey, a resident of the fictitious town of Bedford Falls. Just when he was hoping to get out of his small town, everything he holds close to him comes crashing down, ultimately causing him to contemplate suicide. This is when his guardian angel appears to show him how the lives of his loved ones would be different if he were never born.

The voice actors portraying this story within a story are enduring a problem of their own. Stuck in the midst of a blizzard, they are unable to get to the radio station, but the show must go on. With quick wits and the small number of items they have at their disposal, the actors work to save their station and bring this classic tale to life once more. Immediate Theatre Project brings new life to American classics time and time again, while exposing audiences to the best of contemporary drama.

ABOUT BLACKROCK

BlackRock Center for the Arts is a cultural cornerstone and the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County Maryland. Since 2002, the nonprofit arts center has been providing the community with diverse performing arts programs, free gallery exhibitions and arts education experiences in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. The dynamic facility houses two art galleries, two theaters presenting more than 40 performances per year, and numerous classrooms and studios where year-round classes in the arts are offered for all ages.

PARKING IS FREE & RIDE ON OFFERS 15-MINUTE EXPRESS BUS SERVICE FROM SHADY GROVE METRO (RED LINE): BlackRock Center for the Arts is centrally located in the heart of Germantown, next to the Germantown Branch Montgomery County Public Library, at 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to our building. Ride Metrorail to Shady Grove Station (Red Line) and transfer to Ride On Bus Route 100 (15-minute Express Bus Service from Metro Shady Grove Station to the Germantown Transit Center [GTC] on Aircraft Drive). From GTC, walk four blocks following Century Boulevard to our front door, or transfer to Ride On Bus Route 97 which stops in front of BlackRock. Check schedules by calling 240-777-7433 or visiting: www.rideonbus.com and www.metroopensdoors.com

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