Zimmerman High School actors were challenged to present a long-beloved American story last weekend. The youngsters succeeded in eliciting an emotional response from the audience with their rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by Jon Palashewski. Audience members were seen craning their necks to intently follow pivotal scenes that were acted out in the middle of the floor, under a new seating arrangement tried this year. Parker Sturlaugson as anguished George Bailey, Marissa Luing as his patient, devoted wife Mary, Carlie Nelson as the comically saintly Clara in 1890’s thrift-shop garments, Vince Snyder as the clever, dastardly Mr. Potter, and all the rest did a nice job bringing forth the story’s emotions of anger, sorrow, joy and redemption. Here are three scenes from the play which had three performances.