2022 / 2023 SEASON

Hudson Theatre Works is happy to announce its 2022 - 2023 season.

 

We are excited to be in our 10th year of producing professional theatre!

 

We open on September 24 and 25, with our first children’s show in 2 years.  “Red and the Hoods” directed by Beatriz Easteban-Messinna. 

 

In October it’s Machinal by Sophie Treadwell.  “Your skin oughtn’t to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you- ought it? That’s wrong, ain’t it? You don’t get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?” The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced. The woman revolts.

 

Inspired by the infamous 1927 Snyder/Gray murder trial, this rarely-performed masterpiece  portrays the hardened soul of America in the Machine Age.  Machinal follows the life of Young Woman who is constrained by a society that favors men and money.

Also in October our in- house company, the Forge, will be presenting a Halloween Festival in our new Black Box Theatre.

 

We follow up in December with our in- house company, the Forge, performing our annual 10 Minute Play Festival benefit with writers like John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T. Schwab and Richard Vetere.

 

Next up in February - “ The Little Foxes,”  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. 

 

Ferocious, funny and enduringly relevant, The Little Foxes is an absorbing chronicle of the dark side of the American Dream, a woman’s place in it and wealth’s corrupting power.  This version also shows how women contend with male aggression, power, and domination.

 

Next up in March, our annual PlayWorks Festival of new play readings. Each reading will be followed by a talkback between playwright and audience.

 

The finale of our season in April, will feature a world premiere of a new play, TBD..

 

We will also be teaching classes in acting, playwriting and improv for beginners, students and professionals alike.  

 

We are requiring that all audience members wear masks and show proof of vaccination.

 

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.

 

We are proud members of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and our season is supported by New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Actor’s Equity, UBS Financial, Univest Foundation, Walmart, Princeton Area Community Foundation, New Jersey Arts and Culture Relief Fund, New Jersey Economic Development Agency, US Small Business Administration Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and Mayor Richard Turner and the City of Weehawken.

 

Our ticket prices are low because that’s the way we want them to be and we are committed to making our theatre affordable to all.  It’s a conscious decision, not spur of the moment. Broadway ticket prices are unaffordable for far too many people. We want to see people from all economic levels in our audience, from all different backgrounds. HTW is built on the idea of community and shared conversation. Attending a play sparks ideas, examines the experience of our common humanity. In these difficult times, who doesn’t need to be reminded of that?

 

See you at The Works!

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LITTLE RED AND THE HOODS BY KAREN BOETTCHER-TATE

September 24 & 25

 

A delightful retelling of Little Red Riding Hood told as modern lessons for today's children. A theatre group loses all of their costumes, props & scenery. But they realize the audience is waiting for them so the show must go on! They decide to present a slightly different version of well-known story. Little Red is bringing cookies to her Granny when she meets Harry Wolf. He works for the notorious gang leader Ma Sugar Lump who wants to steal the cookie recipe so she can bake them on her own, sell them and get rich! Happily, the plot fails. This humorous twist on the famous story teaches young audiences to not judging others by their looks, how to protect themselves from strangers, and the importance of reading. It is fun and educational.

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MACHINAL BY SOPHIE TREADWELL

 

October 2022

 

“Your skin oughtn’t to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you- ought it? That’s wrong, ain’t it? You don’t get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?” The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced. The woman revolts.

 

Inspired by the infamous 1927 Snyder/Gray murder trial, this rarely-performed masterpiece  portrays the hardened soul of America in the Machine Age.  Machinal follows the life of Young Woman who is constrained by a society that favors men and money.

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10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL 

December 2022

 

Our in- house company, the Forge, will be performing our 10 Minute Play Festival benefit with writers like John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T. Schwab and Richard Vetere.

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THE LITTLE FOXES BY LILLIAN HELLMAN

February 2023

 

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. 

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A NEW PLAY PREMIERE

April 2023

TBD