By Joe Szek
“Christmas has arrived early for the Scarborough Theatre Guild and its’ patrons. A bit of research revealed that Howard Burman has adapted the stories and characters that make up an 'O. Henry Christmas'.
It is Christmas Eve, Manhattan, New York City. The year is not specified; however, I am believing it to be near the turn of the twentieth century upon viewing the costumes. Several down on their luck, homeless and broken individuals are gathered around a fire beneath a bridge. On-duty police officer Guido (Baruch Ashoro) appears. He would prefer to be at home with his family but is on the lookout for someone on the lam who likes to use “big words” (Larry Westlake). The others who are warming themselves by the fire agree to hide this man and to share with him what little food and drink they have on one condition – that this man tells the hopeful stories he claims he writes to cheer them all on this Christmas Eve.”