Little Red Hen Theatre Preps For ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, Wakefield One-Act Public Performance Scheduled For November 9

WAKEFIELD – As the 2019 Season “Adventures & Journeys” continue at a northeast Nebraska theatre, work now focuses on the final performance from their four-part series.

The Little Red Hen Theatre is located at 316 Main Street in Wakefield and have performed “The Odyssey” in March and “Tarzan” in July while recently welcoming in the Camille Metoyer Moten Jazz Quintet.

Closing out their 2019 season will next be the holiday show, “It’s a Wonderful Life” adapted by Joe Landry. Managing director, Adam T. Goos said it’s presented as a live radio play taking place in New York City on Christmas Eve in 1946.

“We have a group of about 10-11 radio actors who will act out this story in the radio studio for our live studio audience complete with live sound effects and music,” said Goos. “It’s really fun; it’s a fun way to present this story.”

Rehearsals began this week as performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 6-7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Patrons are reserving their tickets right now, but the box office for the general public will open on November 11.

Next up in the Little Red Hen Theatre will be a performance from Wakefield high school one-act students of “The 39 Steps”, a radio show this Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. open to the public and no admission.

Goos mentioned he is just wrapping up scheduling for the 2020 season and will have something similar to the October 19 jazz quintet.

“So, we’ve got a few things on the hook haven’t quite out but we’ll be bringing some type of experience similar to that,” Goos added. “Some really great musical artists that will come in probably next fall and then some other little things along the way.”

A gospel group, “Heavenly Hens” from West Point will hosting a freewill donation concert on Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. Funds will benefit the Wakefield Ministerium.

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