Past Productions

Mile Square Theatre has presented theatre works of quality in venues throughout Hoboken since 2003.

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Long Gone Daddy

Written and performed by Joseph Gallo
Directed by Chris O’Connor
Long Gone Daddy chronicles the comic misadventures of becoming a stay-at-home father. From Bruce Springsteen concerts to OBGYN appointments to the Hoboken playgrounds and back again, Gallo's semi-autobiographical play also wrestles with the memory of his own Dad, a former fireman, and the existential question, "When does a father earn the right to be called Dad?"

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Circle Mirror Transformation

By Annie Baker
Directed by Chris O’Connor
An unlikely group of strangers in a small Vermont town take an acting class where their personal stories are revealed comically and heartbreakingly through a series of misguided acting exercises.
"...absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny." —The New York Times

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Goodnight Moon

By Chad Henry
Directed by Mark Cirnigliaro
Mile Square Theatre opened its brand-new facility at the Artisan in Hoboken with a young audience production of GOODNIGHT MOON, Chad Henry’s lively musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd.

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The Other Woman

The Other Woman tells the stories of five women with very different viewpoints and experiences around infidelity. Authors whose work appears in the play are Hoboken resident Caroline Leavitt, Aviva Layton, Mary Jo Eustace, Connie May Fowler, and Maxinne Rhea Leighton.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer "is nimble and moves effortlessly...a pleasant effective summer confection!" –
"Sinatra-fied Shakespeare hits home in Hoboken!"–Hudson Reporter.

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Read Hudson Reporter article.

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Core Values

Steven Levenson's modern workplace comedy Core Values was nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Levenson's quirky characters meet for a weekend morale-building retreat in their midtown Manhattan office.

Scene from Core Values
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Adapted for the stage by Jo Roets
From the book by Edmond Rostand
The production included an adjusted Performance for children with special needs and their loved ones.

Scene from Cyrano

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A Year with Frog and Toad

MST's Young Audience production of Willie and Robert Reale's musical adaptation of Arnold Lobel's popular books about friendship, A Year with Frog and Toad. This heartwarming musical will delight the entire family.

Scene from A Year with Frog and Toad
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by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Jon Marans
With Matthew Lawler, Chris O’Connor
and Charlie Kevin

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

After a six year absence, Mile Square Theatre returned to the Hudson River Waterfront with a dazzling production of Shakespeare's cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night.

Scene from Twelfth Night

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It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play

An enchanting take on the classic holiday film. MST transforms its space into a 1940’s radio station where five actors perform dozens of characters as well as produce the sound effects in Capra’s timeless tale of individualism, optimism, and community.
Read Hudson Reporter article.

Scene from It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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Go, Dog. Go!

A delightful mix of movement, music, and…dogs, "Go, Dog. Go!" celebrates P.D. Eastman's classic book. Recommended for kids of all ages and their families.
Read Mommy Poppins article.

Scene from Go, Dog. Go!
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The Pavilion

Peter returns to Pine City, Minnesota for his 20-year high school reunion, yearning to win back Kari, his teenage love. The two-act drama explores the event that drove the couple apart. The story is rich with humor and perspective on the universal passage of time.
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Scene from The Pavilion

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It's a Wonderful Life

Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects.

Scene from It's a Wonderful Life
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God of Carnage

A pair of parents meet to discuss a bullying incident between their 11-year-old sons. Intending to deal civilly with the matter and arrive at a teachable moment for their children, the afternoon deteriorates, as does their behavior. Pettiness, power struggles and questions of political correctness send the meeting into chaos. A comic tour de force for a quartet of actors, MST's God of Carnage assembles an outstanding cast of stage veterans.
Read Star Ledger article.
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Read Hoboken Now article.
Read Mommy Poppins article.


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The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Y York’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Junglebook story dramatizes the conflict between Nag the Cobra and Darzee the Taylor Bird, Chuchu the Muskrat, and Rikki the Mongoose. A comedy about sharing, cooperation, and growing up. From the creative team that brought you Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Read Star Ledger article.
Watch YouTube clip.
Read Mommy Poppins article.
Read HobokenPatch article.
Read post on The Gwyn Family blog.

Sponsored by:
Beth Mason

Scene from Rikki

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, told by the Spirit of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday story was brought to life in a tour de force solo performance by Lenard Petit. With original music composed and performed by Sean Hagerty. Presented at the Monroe Theatrespace. Directed by Meg Pantera.
Read Star Ledger article.
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Watch YouTube clip.

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Rounding Third

Associate Artistic Director Matt Lawler (Night and Day) and company member Liam Joynt (Salt) starred in Richard Dresser’s comedy about Little League. Presented at the Monroe Theatrespace. Directed by Marc Stuart Weitz.
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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Our first MSTKids! Production, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse was called “the purple treasure of Hoboken” by The Star-Ledger. Featuring MST favorite Blaire Brooks and a Julius puppet by Puppet Heap, Lilly’s thrilled school audiences and public audiences alike. Presented at the Monroe Theatrespace. Directed by Chris O’Connor.
Read Star Ledger article.

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My Italy Story

Two-time Emmy® winner Tom Pelphrey stars in this tale of a man’s journey to his ancestral home where he uncovers a surprising family secret. Written by Joseph Gallo and directed by Matthew Lawler.
Read Star Ledger article.
Watch YouTube clip.

photo of Tom Pelphrey

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The SantaLand Diaries

David Sedaris's irreverent and hysterical tale of Crumpet, the Macy's elf. The SantaLand Diaries was adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Chris O’Connor, and starred John McAdams.
Read Star Ledger article.

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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors was Mile Square Theatre’s first production at Monroe Center for the Arts. Set in a 1940’s jazz world, it included a series of performances for school audiences. Directed by Michole Biancosino.
Read NYT article.


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MST’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set on the rough and tumble Hudson River waterfront of the 50s, was presented at Frank Sinatra Park, free to the public. Directed by Chris O’Connor.
Read Star Ledger article.


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Moliere’s The Scams of Scapin was adapted by Hoboken playwright Jenny Levison and co-directed by Jeff Steitzer and Chris O’Connor. Presented at Frank Sinatra Park, free to the public.


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Y York’s streamlined adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello was presented at Hoboken High School and included a series of performances for local schools. Directed by Will Pomerantz.


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Mile Square Theatre’s first mainstage production, Jo Roet’s Cyrano, was presented at Frank Sinatra Park, free to the public. Directed by Chris O’Connor.