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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Celebrating a Huntington Theatre Icon - Helga Thorn

   My pal Dave Lavender filed a terrific story in today's Herald-Dispatch about the Huntington theatre icon Helga Thorn, who will be at the center of an upcoming celebration. (The photo above is by Lori Wolfe.)

   You can read the full story at this link (and you really should)! 

   Here's an excerpt:


A resident of Huntington since the 1950s, Thorn, who spent 1960 to 1997 as an elementary school teacher, has spent the past 50 years here as one of the go-to behind-the-scenes volunteers with arguably more theater credits than anyone in Huntington's theater history.
For Thorn's lifetime of tirelessly working for nearly every theater group in the city she is being honored Sunday, Aug. 21, at a special event called Helga Our Hero, presented by the City of Huntington Foundation, Inc., and the Fifth Avenue Theatre Company.
Free and open to the public, the events begin with Batman and his Batmobile outside City Hall at 3 p.m., a reception on the second floor mezzanine at 4 p.m., and an appreciation performance inside the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium at City Hall at 4 p.m. directed by Helen Freeman and with C.E. Wilson and Linda Reynolds as emcees. Performers include Ryan Hardiman, Laura and Caleb Donahoe, Jane Modlin, Mary Olson and many more. Speakers include George Snider, Mark Smith and Eddie Harbert.

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