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Los Altos High’s Broken Box presents ‘Wonderful Life’ this week

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Adam Hollingworth and Nicole Player portray George Bailey and Mary Hatch, respectively, in Broken Box Theatre Company’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The Los Altos High School Broken Box Theatre Company presents its rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by drama teacher Nancy Moran, this week in the Eagle Theater.

Set in 1945 in Bedford Falls, N.Y., “Life” is the tale of George Bailey, who has spent most of his life doing humanitarian deeds in his town while sacrificing his own dreams. On Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses $8,000, later stolen by villainous banker Mr. Potter.

All of this leads George to make the decision to take his own life. In a desperate attempt to prevent George from going through with it, his guardian angel Clarence shows him how the town would have turned out without all his good deeds.

The play stars Los Altos High seniors Adam Hollingworth (as George Bailey), Nicole Player (Mary Hatch), Jessica Aaron (Superintendent Angel) and Michael Tucker (Mr. Potter), along with junior Ethan Lowe (Uncle Billy) and sophomore Katherine Lai (Clarence and Angel Second Class).

“‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is the first Broken Box show in many years that is a classic, well-known play, and I hope we’ll be able to do it justice,” Player said. “The rehearsal process has been fast-paced and everything has come together in a short amount of time, but I’m really proud of the cast and all we’ve accomplished.”

Performances are scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Eagle Theater on campus, 201 Almond Ave.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.

For tickets and more information, visit facebook.com/lahsbrokenbox.

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