Of Mice and Men premiered on Broadway 75 years ago. At the time, the economy was in a tailspin and unemployment out of control. Sound familiar? The play is as timely now as it was then. Its themes continue to resonate with audiences today: racial and economic divisions, the human struggle, compassion, friendship and humanity. These are themes that spark the minds of our children and provoke important conversation. This is the American classic: Of Mice and Men.The production is directed by Artistic Director, Frank Licato. Mr. Licato (director of the Off-Broadway productions of "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "Lamppost Reunion." and Michael Puzzo's "Sprits of Exit Eleven") is the winner of a Perry Award for Best Director for his production of "Grapes of Wrath," as well as an Applause Award from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Actors, Randy Noojin (Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains) and Gregory Erbach (On The Waterfront) will lead a cast of ten. Both veterans of stage, film and television, they will co-star as the play's iconic leads, George and Lennie. Randy Noojin's theatre credits include Hard Travelin' with Woody and America Hurrah Revisited. Gregory Erbach is a multi-talented theatre artist who has been working in professional theatre for over 25 years at venues including the American Place Theatre and Steppenwolf.
Other members of the creative team include scenic/lighting designer John C. Shimrock, costume designer Anne Lowe, sound designer Donald Stark and producers Sally Ponzio and Karen Brady.
About the Company: Hudson Theatre Works
Hudson Theatre Works is committed to ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to a “rugged” aesthetic and will seek to tell stories both new and old, classic and contemporary, which reflect our lives, relationships and world today. Hudson Theatre Works’ primary focus is in bringing a living theatre community to the area of Hudson and North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts education.
Thursday thru Saturday @8pm and Sunday @2pm
Theater: Park Performing Arts Center
Address: 560 32nd St. between Bergenline Ave
Union City, NJ 07086
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