(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works has announced their 2022-23 season - their 10th year of producing professional theatre. They open on September 24- 25 with their first children’s show in 2 years. “Red and the Hoods” directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina. On October 1-2 with their in- house company, the Forge, will be presenting the 10 Minute Play Festival benefit with writers like John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T. Schwab and Richard Vetere.
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.
They follow up in December with their TBD holiday show, then present The Little Foxes in February - 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, is their annual PlayWorks Festival of new play readings. Each reading will be followed by a talkback between playwright and audience.
The finale of the season will feature a world premiere of a new play, TBD, in April.
Hudson Theatre Works will also be teaching classes in acting, playwriting and improv for beginners, students and professionals alike.
They are requiring that all audience members wear masks and show proof of vaccination.
Hudson Theatre Works is located at 80 Hauxhurst Ave, Weehawken, New Jersey. The company is committed to a growing and adventurous community, genuinely hungry for challenging performances. They choose material that is aesthetically diverse and rooted in authenticity. From highly theatrical world premieres to distilled re-imaginings of modern classics, they put the work first and embrace risk.
Hudson Theatre Works keeps ticket prices are low because that’s the way they want them to be and they are committed to making their theatre affordable to all. It’s a conscious decision, not spur of the moment. Broadway ticket prices are unaffordable for far too many people. They want to see people from all economic levels in their audience, from all different backgrounds. The theatre company 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?
They are proud members of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and their 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.