A young girl writes a letter to the editor of the New York Sun. “Dear Editor, I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says if you see it in the Sun, it’s so. Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?” Ed Mitchell, the editor, assigns Frank Church—a reporter on the verge of self destruction—the task of answering Virginia’s question. Church’s quest and reply have become one of the world’s most quoted and beloved editorials.

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The event is free, on December 19th and 23rd at 7:30pm, but Studio Players would be grateful for any Donation to help defray the cost of ongoing maintenance to our 100-year-old building.

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  • Renee Litwin: Mr. Mitchell
  • Sophie Chen: Virginia O’Hanlon
  • Jeff Parsons: James O’Hanlon
  • Alexis Saarela: Evie O’Hanlon
  • Joanna de Jesus: Sean O’Hanlon, Teddy
  • John Fraissinet: Frank P. Church
  • Jack Pignatello: Announcer, Santa Claus, Tom Pryor and the Thief
  • Allyssa Hynes: Andrea Borland
  • Donna Fraissinet: Mrs Goldstein
  • Josephine Perez: Maria Donelli & attendant
  • Cameron Alvaro: Julie & Newsboy
  • Amaya Pinet: Susan & little girl
  • Theresa Fierro: Schuller, Otho, Mother in street, Shannon, and Celeste
  • Doris Valentin: George, cop 1 & old man + Blake
  • Nelson DePasquale: Dominic Donelli, O’Hara plus Fritz & Father
  • Fred Alvaro: Chambers, Barrington, & Tom Pryor
  • Rich Dwyer: Goss, Flynn, and Red
  • Lisa Geerhart: STAGE MANAGER + Jim’s voice, Cop 2 & Akins

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