Hudson Theatre Works

Theatre On The Edge

"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


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MAY 5 to 22

"I'm going into crime. It's the only thing that pays these days"


Meet the wildly unpredictable Tate family, financially ruined, their farm is in chaos and the debt collectors are getting increasingly ruthless.  The story whirlwinds with dark comedy and captivating twists as each family member goes to fantastic extremes grappling with a “curse” that continues to resonate today.   Wildly theatrical, the play is filled with surreal imagery, vivid poetry, and crackling comedy.  Pulitzer Prize-winner San Shepard's masterful vision of the Last Stand

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"Outstanding Work" - NJ Stage

"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

MAY 22

Join us for tales from Sam Shepard's Cruising Paradise.  A reading of rarely heard pieces by one of America's most important writers.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, ex-cowboy, and musician Sam Shepard now stands revealed as a storyteller of dazzling artistry.  Bleak and wildly funny, touching but stringently unsentimental, these stories give readers a most intimate view of the writer who has become synonymous with the landscape of America. Some of these pieces are beautifully constructed, fully realized short stories, while others are short bursts of dialogue, meditations, diary entries, letters, monologues, phone calls and plaints. Still others seem like myth and lore gleaned from old texts or barrooms. All are strong voice pieces--no surprise from a major playwright.


Date: Sunday May 22 at 3:00PM

This is a FREE event.

Theatre On The Edge


Hudson Theatre Works is committed to a growing and adventurous community genuinely hungry for challenging performance. 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.

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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.