Sunday Eucharist @ 10 a.m.

1340 11th Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266



Adapted and Directed by Greg Cicchino

December 8th and 10th, 2023


Trinity Lutheran Church

1340 11th St, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

2 Performances

Friday, Dec 8 @ 7pm || Sun, Dec 10 @ 12pm


With the holiday spirit finally back in full swing, Trinity Lutheran Church is thrilled to bring back It’s a Wonderful Life for its third year as part of their Christmas programming. Adapted and directed by Greg Cicchino, It’s a Wonderful Life performs live at Trinity Lutheran on December 8th at 7pm and December 10th at 12noon following the 10am service. Benefit tickets are a $25 suggested donation for adults; $15 for students, seniors, and veterans; children under 6 free.

This holiday classic, directed by legendary director Frank Capra, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern, and starring the Hollywood luminaries James Stewart and Donna Reed, is the iconic American Christmas story. It continues to garner over 4.5 million views when it is aired each year. It tells the story of George Bailey, the quintessential American, whose sense of duty to family and community causes him to put his own dreams on hold year after year. When something goes terribly wrong and George considers making the ultimate decision, a little help from above shows him that he really does have a wonderful life.

Produced in the style of a 1940s radio play and combined with classic holiday carols and an old-fashioned foley table, the City of Bedford Falls comes to life before your ears and eyes!

Adapter and Director Greg Cicchino is a former Off-Broadway director and one of the founding members of The Chain Theatre, and is committed to increasing the quality and frequency of the performing arts in the South Bay.

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