Edmonds Driftwood Players Put New Spin on “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Local production house sees its first in-theater performance since March 2020

Eve Westmoreland, A&E/Features Editor

For the first time in 20 months, the James Wade Theater in Edmonds will be opening its doors to present “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” performed by the non-profit Edmonds Driftwood Players.

The purely-acoustic production directed by Craig Schieber will run from Dec. 2-19.

The Christmas classic follows George Bailey, an apathetic businessman who wishes he had never been born. When an angel visits George and takes him on a guided tour of what the world would’ve been like had he never existed, George realizes the impact his existence has on the world and people around him.

Foley artist Robert Quick and his team are credited for the play’s sound effects, which will be performed live on stage alongside the actors.


Dec. 2-19, 2021

  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.
  • Sundays: 2 p.m.

All performances will take place at the James Wade Theater (950 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020).


  • General Admission: $28
  • Senior (65+) and Military Admission: $25

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, online or by phone at (425) 774-9600.

All attendees must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of performance. Masks must be worn at all times.