Monday, February 7, 2022

Hudson Theatre Works presents Eugene O'Neill Festival featuring "Desire Under the Elms" and "Hughie"

Hudson Theatre Works

“Theatre On the Edge”


Eugene O’Neill Festival

February 9 - February 27


Desire Under the Elms

Thursday through Saturday @8PM and Sunday @7pm



Wednesdays @8PM and Saturday and Sunday @3pm


Theatre at the Wilson School

80 Hauxhurst Avenue

 Weehawken, NJ 07086

Tickets $25/$15 Seniors/Students

Discount for both (Choose your own schedule)
$30 and $20 for Seniors and Students

 Tickets are available at

Each show runs about 90 minutes or less without an intermission.

Desire Under the Elms
, Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece of erotic desire, takes a Greek tragedy and sets it on an American Gothic farmstead. The son can see that his father’s new young wife plans to push him out. His passionate hatred for her is only matched by hers for him. Blinded by passion, they are set on a collision course.

Hughie is about Erie, a high-rolling gambler at a single-occupancy hotel. He and Hughie were confidants. Hughie admired Erie for his bold lifestyle and Erie considered Hughie his good luck charm. When Hughie dies unexpectedly, Erie's luck changes for the worse and he finds himself in dire straits. Then Erie meets the new night clerk who reminds him enough of Hughie that he takes the gamble that his luck is about to change.

TICKETS: Festival Package: See both shows for $30 / Seniors & Students $20. Select your showtimes and the discounted rate will appear when you check out.

Desire features Co-founder and Managing Director, Gregory Erbach, (Body of an American, Of Mice and Men and Uncle Vanya) as Cabot, Tony Knotts, (Master Harold and the Boys, Tranquil) as Ephraim, Ryan Natalino, (Hamlet, Bunnies) as Abbie, and Dale Monroe, (Grapes of Wrath, The Elephant Man) and Michael Gardiner (Eric Bogosian’s new play 1 + 1, The Pillowman) as the brothers, Simeon and Peter.

Hughie features Nick Hardin, (Christoper Durang’s, Nature and Purpose of The Universe, The A-Team, Riptide, Code Red, General Hospital) as Erie and Adrian Wattenmaker (Assistant Director, Between Riverside and Crazy, Law & Order), as the night clerk.

Directed by Artistic Director Frank Licato, set design, Gregory Erbach, lighting, Josh Hemmo, original music/sound design, Donald Stark, costumes, Ann Lowe, stage manager, Dawn D’Arrigo, props, Beatriz Esteban-Messina, and fight choreography by Rick Sordelet.

Hudson Theatre Works is committed to low ticket prices, so everyone can enjoy live theatre. It celebrates ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic which seeks to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, that reflect our lives, relationships and the world today. Hudson Theatre Works' primary focus is on bringing a living theatre community to Hudson County, and the wider metropolitan area through performance, affordable pricing, outreach and theatre arts instruction. Hudson Theatre works is a professional Equity company and a proud member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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

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.