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FAMILY REUNION – SOME KIND OF ALASKA

Photos by Rana Faure

 

4000 MILES

Photos by Rana Faure

 

KUNSTLER

Photos by Rana Faure

 

STONES IN HIS POCKET

Photos by Rana Faure

 

TALLEY’S FOLLY

Photos by Rana Faure

 

GOD OF CARNAGE

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

BOSTON MARRIAGE

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

SALVATION

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

LOVE SONG

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

RABBIT HOLE

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

PARDON ME FOR LIVING

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

MARY’S WEDDING

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

ALMOST, MAINE

Photos by Richard Termine and Gerry Goodstein

 

MURDERERS

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

MANHATTAN CASANOVA

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

AFTER ALL

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

KIMBERLY AKIMBO

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

WHERE’S ANNIE

Photos by Peter Powchik and Kevin Fox

 

INFERTILITY: THE MUSICAL THAT’S HARD TO CONCEIVE

Photos by Richard Termine

 

BALTIMORE STAR

Photos by Peter Powchik

 

TRUE HOME

Photos by Gerry Goodstein

 

37 POSTCARDS

Photos by Peter Powchik

 

FULL BLOOM

Photos by Peter Powchik

 

DIVAS ON HUDSON


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Past Productions

family-reunion-thumb FAMILY REUNION:A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill
A KIND OF ALASKA by Harold Pinter
with
Jane Beller
Denise Bessette
Michael Bryan French
Eric Sheffer Stevens

Scenery by David L. Arsenault
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Charlotte Palmer-Lane
Original Music by Anthony Mattana
Casting by Cindi Rush Casting
Stage Managed by Jason Weixelman
Production Manager Doug Ballard
Executive producer Olivia Sklar
Directed by Dan Foster

“Ms. Bessette paints the part with fine shadings and bold strokes. Ms. Beller is spot on as the dry, tart-tongued sister, who long ago married Dr. Hornby, administered by a nicely understated Mr. French. Mr. Stevens’s hat trick of limning each of Salter’s handiwork with a unique gestalt – accented by British intonations that vary just enough to be serviceable – is the kind of high-stakes, fancy footwork on stage that, like gymnastics, is tightly disciplined and fun to watch.

What helps make Hudson Stage a rare theatrical gem in these parts is that, in its choice of titles and talent, producers Denise Bessette, Olivia Sklar and Dan Foster – who directed Family Reunion with his usual elan and eye for theatrical grace notes — Hudson Stage knows its audience, and treats it with respect and intellectual integrity.”
—Bruce Apar, Town Link

“Pairing the two dramas was ingenious and Dan Foster’s incisive direction highlights their enduring qualities. Bessette beautifully conveys the predicament of a hormonal teen-ager trapped in a middle-aged woman’s body – a disoriented, childlike creature obsessed with romance. It’s a lovely performance. Scenic designer David Arsenault repurposes the walls of Deborah’s tidy domain to create Salter’s parlor. Hanging on four angled walls are four abstract artworks each with a slightly different linear pattern suggestive of DNA. Such concise, well-conceived craftsmanship is what makes “Family Reunion” a stimulating theatrical event.”
—The Journal News

“Mr. Stevens, whose previous Hudson Stage appearance, in the Michael McKeever comedy “37 Postcards,” was 13 years ago, plays three highly distinct characters. Bernard 1, Bernard 2 and Michael are identical physically but enormously different psychologically. Mr. Stevens, ably directed by Dan Foster, attacks each character with real ferocity, helping charge every encounter in this play with a vibrant, sometimes violent energy. In the final scene, Mr. French is called on to provide the electricity, and he does well, convincingly conveying an overwhelming sense of frustration.”
—The New York Times

Dates
May 2-17, 2014

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

4000-miles 4000 Miles
A play by Amy Herzog
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Alice Cannon
Ella Dershowitz
Nadia Gann
Jacob Perkins

Scenery by David L. Arsenault
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Leslie Bernstein
Original Music and Sound by Anthony Mattana
Stage Managed by Rhonda Picou
Production Manager Doug Ballard
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“One of those lovely theatrical instances when the audience seems to hold its collective breath.”
-The New York Times

“ A production that shouldn’t be missed….speaks eloquently and humorously of our times.”
- The Journal News

Dates
November 1-16, 2013

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

kunstler KUNSTLER
A New Play by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Annette O’Toole
Starring Jeff McCarthy
with Keona Welch

Scenic Design by James Fenton
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Leslie Bernstein
Production Manager Doug Ballard

“An eye-opening history lesson. As William M. Kunstler, Jeff McCarthy seduces his audience in Hudson Stage’s newest production— Jeffrey Sweet’s wise and revealing Kunstler.”
-The New York Times

“Along with being admirable theater, a stirring history lesson, and a vivid character portrait, Kunstler, Jeffrey Sweet’s galvanizing play is sure to inspire budding lawyers. Jeff McCarthy, whom Sweet had in mind while writing the script, skillfully shoulders a huge burden.”
- The Journal News

“Mr. McCarthy reminds us most gracefully that there’s a lot more to acting than what’s above the shoulders. He effectively employs effortless physicality – slouching in a chair or flailing linguini limbs — to inhabit his shambling character’s whimsical interludes and sly-as-a-fox flair for courtroom theatrics. His is close to a one-man show, and he pulls it off with aplomb and veracity to spare. With yet another excellent, fresh and thoughtful production on their boards, Hudson Stage producers once again have fulfilled their mission of elevating Westchester theater to big-city heights.”
- Bruce Apar, Town Link

Dates
April 26- May 11, 2013

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

STONES IN HIS POCKETS
The Olivier Award winning Comedy by Marie Jones
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Richard Hollis
Jay Stratton

Scenic Design by Steven Kemp
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Leslie Bernstein
Sound Design by William Neal
Stage Managed by Jason Weixelman
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“A frothy comedy. Hudson Stage Company’s endearing production of “Stones in His Pockets,”(is) amusing and impressive, …real feeling …elegiac imagination.”
– The NY Times

“Don’t miss Hudson Stage’s production of Stones in His Pockets. Marie Jones’ award-winning comedy requires two acting tours de force. Richard Hollis and Jay Stratton tackle the challenge with aplomb. The result is a funny, charming romp in the clover celebrating language, storytelling, laughter and music.”
– The Journal News

“Hudson Stage specializes in professional theater for the thinking theater-goer who says, ‘Go ahead, surprise me, mesmerize me.’ If there’s a Hudson Stage production that didn’t deliver convincingly on both counts, I’ve yet to see it.”
– The Bedford-Review

Dates
Dec 2, 2012

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

TALLEY’S FOLLY
A Pulitzer Prize winning Comedy by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Danton Stone
Margot White

Scenic Design by Jason Simms
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Leslie Bernstein
Sound Design by William Neal
Stage Managed by Jason Weixelman
Production Manager Doug Ballard
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“A pitch-perfect production that is achingly beautiful to watch.”
– Pete Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Apr 27, 2012 – May 12, 2012

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

GOD OF CARNAGE
A comedy by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Doug Ballard
Denise Bessette
Paul Carlin
Carol Halstead

Scenic Design by Steven Kemp
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Amy Clark
Sound Design by William Neal
Technical Direction by Donnie Allecci
Stage Managed by Jason Weixelman
Associate Producer Joel Goss
Executive Producers Dan Foster & Olivia Sklar

“Winning and Wickedly funny!”
– The New York Times

Dates
Nov 4, 2011 – Nov 19, 2011

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

BOSTON MARRIAGE
A Comedy by David Mamet
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Andrea Cirie
Amanda Duffy
Claire Neumann

Scenic Design by Steven Kemp
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Antonia Ford-Roberts
Sound Design by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Becca Pickett
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“A spirited, laugh-outloud run!”
– Pete Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Apr 29, 2011 – May 14, 2011

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

SALVATION
The World Premiere of a New Comedy by James McLindon
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
with
Josh Barrett
Paul Carlin
John Fitzgibbon
Jack O’Connell

Scenic Design by Steven Kemp
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Paloma Young
Sound Design by Jon Kadela
Fight Direction by Rick Sordelet
Stage Managed by Cheryl D. Olszowka
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“Salvation offers more deliciously flaky layers than a fancy-patisserie napoleon!”
– Anita Gates, The New York Times

Dates
Oct 29, 2010 – Nov 13, 2010

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

LOVE SONG
A Play by John Kolvenbach
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Christopher Domig
Judith Hawking
Aubyn Philabaum
Kurt Rhoads

Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Amy Clark
Original Music by Bart Fasbender
Sound Design by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Cheryl D. Olszowka
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“As Hudson Stage audiences have come to expect, “Love Song’s” cast is first-rate in this winning production. The twists of Kolvenbach’s tale might be unexpected, but the quality of the work on stage isn’t. There’s plenty to love about this “Love Song.”
– Pete Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Apr 23, 2010 – May 8, 2010

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

RABBIT HOLE
A Play by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Theo Allyn
Tony Carlin
Brandon Gill
Lucy Martin
Susannah Schulman

Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Joanne Haas
Original Music by John Gromada
Sound Design by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Eileen Arnold
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“With “Rabbit Hole,” Hudson Stage extends its long streak of consistently fine productions. It is powerful stuff, a chance to think about the unthinkable.”
– Pete Kramer,The Journal News

“The play’s greatness is apparent throughout the Hudson Stage production, which has been sensitively and smoothly directed by Dan Foster.”
– Anita Gates, The New York Times

“Hudson Stage Company’s production is beautifully acted and staged, and one of the most compelling productions I have seen anywhere in a long time. Susannah Schulman gives a bravura performance… Tony Carlin is outstanding…Theo Allyn is superb, Lucy Martin is marvelous and Brandon Gill gives a finely tuned performance.”
– Debra Banerjee, The Scarsdale Inquirer

“I had never seen a Hudson Stage production, and suffice to say I will be back. The first-class team at work is led by producers Denise Bessette, Dan Foster (who also directed this production) and Olivia Sklar. These folks know how to mount entertainment that gives little away to The Great White Way.”
– Bruce Apar, North County News

Dates
Nov 6, 2009 – Nov 21, 2009

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
A Comedy by Rick Dresser
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
with
Denise Bessette
Todd Lawson
David McDonald
Sarah Saunders
Danton Stone

Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Meredith Neal
Sound Design by Bart Fasbender
Stage Managed by Cheryl D. Olszowka
Executive Producers Dan Foster & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“You can count on Hudson Stage to match thoughtful, challenging plays with an intelligent cast. The quintet in “Pursuit” raises the bar.”
– Bob Heisler, The Journal News

Dates
Apr 17, 2009 – May 2, 2009

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

PARDON ME FOR LIVING
Written and Performed by Staci Swedeen
Directed by Yvonne Conybeare
Produced by Joel Goss
3 Nights to Benefit Hudson Stage

Dates
Nov 2, 2008 – Nov 16, 2008

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

MARY’S WEDDING
A New Play by Stephen Massicotte
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Christina Bennett Lind
Blake Kubena

Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Joanne Haas
Original Music by Jeffrey Klitz
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Cheryl L. Olszowka
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“Theatre at its best…a remarkable feat.”
– Pete Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Oct 31, 2008 – Nov 15, 2008

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

ALMOST, MAINE
A New Comedy by John Cariani
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Will Brunson
Kathy McCafferty
Daniel Robert Sullivan
Brenda Withers

Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Joanne Haas
Music by Julian Fleisher
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Cheryl Olszowka
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“Exceptional theatre that puts a premium on first-rate writing, top-shelf production values, and acting on the highest levels. The air is electric!”
– Pete Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Mar 28, 2008 – Apr 12, 2008

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

MURDERERS
A New Comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Matthew Arkin
Andrea Gallo
Lucy Martin

Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume Design by Laurie Ling
Sound Design by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Eileen Arnold
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar
Associate Producer Joel Goss

“An experience (people) will talk about for a long time to come. Theatre does not get better than MURDERERS at Hudson Stage. A jaw-droppingly-talented cast.”
– Peter Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Oct 26, 2007 – Nov 10, 2007

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW
A Play by William Nicholson
Directed by Dan Foster
with
John Little
Jason Loughlin
Suzannah Lawson Matalon

Scenic design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting design by Andrew Gmoser
Costume design by Laurie Ling
Sound design by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Kate De Coste
Associate Producer Joel Goss
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“William Nicholson’s beautiful family drama in a fine Hudson Stage production.”
– The New York Times

“The latest production from the ambitious Hudson Stage Company is a fine piece of writing in a picture-perfect stage rendering.”
– The Journal News

Dates
Apr 27, 2007 – May 12, 2007

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

MANHATTAN CASANOVA
The World Premiere of a New Comedy by Jenny Lyn Bader
Directed by Richard Caliban
with
Janine Barris
Elizabeth Hess
Abbie Killeen
Kari Swenson Riely
James Kiberd

Scenery by Andreea Mincic
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Joanne Haas
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Kate DeCoste
Associate Producer Joel Goss
Executive Producers Denise Bessette, Dan Foster, Olivia Sklar

“You could ask for more from an evening at the theater. But you wouldn’t get it.”
– Pete Kramer, The Journal News

Dates
Oct 27, 2006 – Nov 11, 2006

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

AFTER ALL
A New Play by Gina Barnett
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Walter Charles
Susan Pellegrino
Aaron Wilton
Tamilla Woodard

Scenery by Dana Kenn
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Jennifer Caprio
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Olivia Tsang
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“Foster directs the cast with a preciseness that nails each quirky turn of Barnett’s tale, keeping the focus on the people and away from interest in resolving the mystery of what happened to New York. The background doesn’t matter when three people teaching a fourth how to do the hokey pokey can trigger tears as well as laughter.”
– The Journal News

Dates
Apr 28, 2006 – May 13, 2006

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

KIMBERLY AKIMBO
A Play by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Richard Caliban
with
Denise Bessette
Jillian Lavinka
Anne O’Sullivan
Aaron Wilton
John Wojda

Scenery by Dustin O’Neill
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Edi Giguere
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Misha Siegel-Rivers
Executive Producers Dan Foster & Olivia Sklar

“A determinedly offbeat and very rewarding play. Bessette’s performance is a whirlwind of energy that fully captures the comic looniness of the play. Wilton plays Jeff with deadpan honesty and becomes the unflinching observer of the world’s weirdness.”
– The Journal News

Dates
Oct 28, 2005 – Nov 12, 2005

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

WHERE’S ANNIE?
A New Play by Eric Henry Sanders
Directed by Steven Williford
with
Ron Holgate
Lois Markle
Christy Meyer

Scenery by Joseph Egan
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Edi Giguere
Sound by Jon Kadela
Original Music by Robert Murphy
Stage Managed by Jason A. Quinn
Executive Producers Denise Bessette, Dan Foster & Olivia Sklar

“A divinely dark comedy with an American Gothic twist… the production sparkles enticingly.”
– The Journal News

Dates
Apr 1, 2005 – Apr 17, 2005

Location
Woodward Hall Theatre

INFERTILITY: THE MUSICAL THAT’S HARD TO CONCEIVE
A New Musical by Chris Neuner
Directed by Dan Foster
Produced as part of the NY International Fringe Festival
with
Erin Davie
Jenni Frost
Marya Grandy
Mitchell Jarvis
Seri Johnson
Larry Picard

Musical Direction by Amy Neuner
Musical Staging by Michelle Yaroshko
Stage Managed by Jenn McMahon

“Lyrical, poignant, hilarious…intelligently directed… what it really means to have children, and possibly not be able to.”
– The New York Times

Dates
Aug 17, 2004 – Aug 28, 2004

Location
The Michael Shimmel Center for the Arts

BALTIMORE STAR
The World Premiere of a new play by David Weiner
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Lisa Altomare
Mary Bacon
Michael Levin
Wayne Maugans
Olivia Sklar
Kerry Sullivan

Scenery by Victor Whitehurst
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Edi Giguere
Original Music by Ann Hampton Callaway
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Jenn McMahon
Executive Producer Denise Bessette

“A fine acting ensemble with a noble commitment to premiering new works.”
– The Bedford Pound Ridge Record Review

Dates
Oct 17, 2003 – Nov 2, 2003

Location
The Julie Harris Theatre

TRUE HOME
A New Musical by Cass Morgan
Original Score by Stephen Alper, David Bucknam, Randy Courts, Mark St. Germaine, Jack Herrick, Cass Morgan, Stephen Schwartz, and Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Cass Morgan
Maureen Silliman
Jeff Talbott

Musical Direction by Steven Tyler
Scenery by Victor Whitehurst
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Myra Oney
Sound by Jon Kadela
Stage Managed by Jenn McMahon
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“A gift for anyone with a desire to sail unchartered waters on the sea of understanding what life is all about. Truly amazing to behold.”
– The North County News

Dates
Oct 17, 2002 – Nov 3, 2002

Location
The Julie Harris Theatre

37 POSTCARDS
A New Play by Michael McKeever
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Shannon Emerick
Nancy McDoniel
Helen Oney
Susan Pellegrino
Eric Sheffer Stevens
Dan Ziskie

Scenery by Joseph G. Egan
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Myra Oney
Stage Managed by Joseph M. Dempsey
Executive Producers Denise Bessette & Olivia Sklar

“…powerful language and real wit. The questions here recall Thornton Wilder’s answer when he was asked what his play Our Town was about. “Life and death and things like that,” Wilder memorably said. In 37 Postcards, ordinary people are finding extraordinary ways to cope, yes with life and death and everything else in between. You should see it.”
– The New York Times

Dates
Oct 12, 2001 – Oct 28, 2001

Location
The Julie Harris Theatre

FULL BLOOM
A New Play by Suzanne Bradbeer
Directed by Dan Foster
with
Denise Bessette
Catherine Campbell
Christopher Innvar
Christina Lynne Smith
Gregory Marlow

Scenery by Victor Whitehurst
Lighting by Andrew Gmoser
Costumes by Myra Oney
Original Music by Sid Cherry
Stage Managed by Anne Revelt
Executive Producer Olivia Sklar

“Hudson Stage is a company that must be encouraged to keep on going. Only the hardhearted would fail to acknowledge such sweeping gallantry of purpose.”
– Alvin Klein, The New York Times

Dates
Oct 20, 2000 – Nov 5, 2000

Location
The Julie Harris Theatre