The historic Theatre Three was extensively damaged Tuesday night after a deluge swept through the region, leaving in its wake flooding and destruction.

Jeffrey Sanzel, the theatre’s artistic director, said the damage was estimated to be about $50,000, according to Newsday.

The 150-year-old theatre is raising funds to restore and rebuild from the damage.

Flooding overwhelmed the Port Jefferson area Tuesday night, causing at least $500,000 in damages, according to Port Jefferson Village Mayor Margot Garant.

Garant said the flooding at Theatre Three was the “worst they’ve seen ever” with water up to three and a half feet.

“We need help here at Theatre Three,” she said. “We need bodies.”

The next performance of The Addams Family is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday night.

Vivian Koutrakos, the managing director, told GreaterPortJeff, “The show will go on.”

“We can have the show upstairs on our main stage without opening the downstairs, which sustained the bulk of the damage,” Koutrakos said.

To help repair the damages, donate here.

Photos: Theatre Three

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