Annette Bening
(© David Gordon)
Annette Bening
(© David Gordon)
Four-time Academy Award nominee and stage veteran Annette Bening will play Mary Bailey in a special benefit staging of Joe Landry's It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Geffen Playhouse at 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, December 10 Bart DeLorenzo will direct the presentation. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

For the event, which will benefit the Geffen Playhouse and The Actors Fund, the Geffen Playhouse lobby will be transformed to reflect a slice of winter life in picturesque Bedford Falls (the setting of the classic film).

There will also be tasty holiday themed treats, pre-show entertainment by The Chantilly Sisters, and the Geffen Playhouse will also be partnering with Keyes for Kids Toy Drive to help bring gifts into the lives of children in need.

Bening's many stage credits include The Female of the Species, Medea, Hedda Gabler, and Coastal Disturbances.

For tickets and information, call 310-208-5454 or visit www.geffenplayhouse.com.