Faced with the limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Hampton Theatre Company has come up with a plan to film a socially distanced live performance of the “Lux Radio Theater ‘Miracle on 34th Street'” and make the video available to patrons as part of the company’s traditional end-of-year appeal.

Originally aired December 20, 1948, the Lux Radio Theater presentation of “Miracle on 34th Street” featured the three stars of the 20th Century Fox movie, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn. The HTC live performance will take patrons into the studio to see the actors “broadcasting” the show, complete with advertisements for the show’s sponsor, Lux laundry flakes.

The cast for the HTC production will be: Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Rebecca Edana, Terrance Fiore, Amanda Griemsmann,  George Loizides, and Roger Moley. Current plans call for the video of the performance to be available beginning December 19. Check the HTC website for details on the end-of-year appeal and how to access the video. www.hamptontheatre.org

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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