23 NW 5th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Performing at Andrews Living Arts Studio (Dec 12 - Dec 22)
Runtime: 2 Hours
On Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls, a guardian angel, Clarence is assigned to convince the desperate George Bailey not to commit suicide as he stands on the edge of the bridge. George is a good man who sacrificed his dreams and his youth on behalf of the citizens of his small town. He inherited the loan business from his father and he gave up traveling the world and entered the University as scheduled. Later he resisted the proposals of the evil banker Mr. Potter, and never sold his business to protect the poor community of Bedford Falls. He married his beloved Mary Hatch Bailey and had four children with her. When his Uncle Billy loses $8,000.00, found and hidden by Mr. Potter, George decides to take his own life since he believes he is worth more dead than alive. When Clarence sees that he is not able to persuade George to give up his intention, he decides to show George what like in the town would have been like had George never been there. George concludes that "life is wonderful."
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert D. Nation, Andrews Living Arts Studio is education based and is dedicated to nurturing and shaping the next generation of artists by offering a Studio Classroom for teaching, Gallery Space for exhibits by Fine Artists and a fully equipped stage for theatrical presentations. Our goal includes: making the fine and performing arts accessible to everyone, including the underprivileged and those with special needs through: New Play Development, Acting Classes and Audition Preparation, Performance Showcases, Plays, Musicals, and Internships for upcoming artists. Students gain life skills and a respect for each other through training in the arts and our audiences are enriched through the cultural art of presentations.