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Enjoy 'This Wonderful Life' at Zach Theatre

For Martin Burke, appearing onstage at Zach Theatre has become something of a holiday tradition. He starred as Crumpet the elf in The Santaland Diaries for many years, and last year he undertook a one-man version of It's a Wonderful Life titled This Wonderful Life.

He's coming back to This Wonderful Life again this year, telling the story of the movie while also playing all the film's characters. The conceit of the production is that the narrator has invited you to the theater to share the story of a movie he loves. And as luck would have it, Burke does, in fact, love the movie ("I watched it five or six times last year and cried every time!" he says).

This Wonderful Life will open the day after Thanksgiving and run throughout the holiday season, ending its run on December 28.

See This Wonderful Life at Zach Theatre

Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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