"With work this strong, it should be only a matter of time before others catch on to Hudson Theatre Works."
- Patrick Maley, The Star Ledger
THE LITTLE FOXES
by Lillian Hellman
March 16 to April 2
Iconic playwright Lillian Hellman's searing tale of family betrayal and corruption ignites the stage in this explosive revival. Ben and Oscar Hubbard stand to earn millions funding an industrialized cotton mill, if they can get their sister Regina’s husband to help finance their scheme. His refusal sets off a violent series of betrayals, which shatters the Hubbard clan’s genteel façade and lays bare their ruthless pursuit of wealth.
There is nothing more important to the long-term vitality of American theatre as an art form than the nurturing of new voices. PlayWorks is the first step in this process. PlayWorks present readings of new plays by contemporary, often local, playwrights and gives them the opportunity to share their work and include the audience in the creative process.
by Nicole Hughes
Inspired by a true story, Graceland Too: The Building Elvis Never Left is a bluesy, tragic tale about the galaxy’s number one Elvis fan, Paul MacLeod, and his antebellum home-turned-Elvis shrine in Holly Springs, Mississippi. As Paul gears up for Elvis Week with the help of former prisoner, Dwight Taylor, two very different worlds collide and Graceland Too will never be the same again.
Nicole Hughes is a producer and early-career writer. She has produced “Humanity Needs Dreamers”, Diana Degarmo “Gemini” music videos, created & produced “Homes for the Brave”, and impact-produced the documentary “Coded Bias” on Netflix. Her passion is to tell the tales of Deep South folklore, starting with her play “Graceland Too: The Building Elvis Never Left”.
BIRD IN A BOX
by Joanne Hoersch
Two sisters, two very different memories of their shared childhood. Joanne Hoersch is resident playwright at Hudson Theatre Works. Joanne received her BA in drama from Emerson College. She studied fiction at Columbia University, where she was the recipient of a Woolrich Fellowship for creative writing, and completed her MFA at The New School.
In 1998, she received a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts, for fiction writing.
Her first full length play, Jackson Is Gone was produced by Hudson Theatre Works, and for it she received her second grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts in 2012 for playwriting.
In 2012, and 2013, Jackson is Gone and Shelley, her play based on the lives of Mary and Percy Shelley, were given roundtable readings at The Lark Theatre
“This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2023 Stages Festival, made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; Fund for the New Jersey Blind; New Jersey Manufacturers; and Customers Bank. www.njtheatrealliance.org/stages”
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THEATRE ON THE EDGE
Hudson Theatre Works is committed to a growing and adventurous community genuinely hungry for challenging performances. We choose material that is aesthetically diverse and rooted in authenticity. From highly theatrical world premieres to distilled re-imaginings of modern classics, we put the work first and embrace risk.
PRAISE FOR HUDSON THEATRE WORKS
"Hudson Theatre Works mounts an ambitious and fulfilling Eugene O'Neill Festival. Both shows succeed beyond expectations."
- Jim Testa, NJ Arts
"The current production of ‘Hughie’ at Weehawken’s Hudson Theatre Works—produced in rep with ‘Desire Under the Elms’ as part of the company’s O’Neill festival—captures the essence of O’Neill’s late little gem with impressive precision... the production is intimate, unfussy, and affecting.”
- Patrick Maley, Star Ledger
"Licato understands Shepard... [He] has gotten the talented cast all onto the same page. They feel the rhythms of Shepard’s language, they dare to jump from word to word, sentence to sentence without a net."
- Open Box Arts
"Outstanding Work" - NJ Stage
This season is made possible by a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. We'd also like to thank Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Town Manager, Gio Ahmad, and the Weehawken town council.