Past Performances

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


It’s a Wonderful Life:
a live radio play

Mile Square Theatre brings back its popular telling of the classic holiday film. A holiday treat for the entire family!



Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker
Adapted by Jim Helsinger

With John Keller
An extraordinary performance that had audiences screaming for blood!


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?”

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


Goodnight MoonGoodnight Moon - 2016

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.


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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Core Values

Core Values - 2014

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.


Cyrano - 2014

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.


A Year with Frog and Toad

A Year with Frog and Toad - 2013

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.


Art - 2013

By Yasmina Reza.
Directed by Jon Marans.
With Matthew Lawler, Chris O’Connor and Charlie Kevin.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night - 2013

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


It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

It’s a Wonderful Life - 2012

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.

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Go, Dog. Go!

Go, Dog. Go! - 2012

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.

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The Pavilion

The Pavilion - 2012

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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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life - 2011

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.

God of Carnage

God of Carnage - 2011

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.

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The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi - 2011

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.

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol - 2010

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.

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Rounding Third

Rounding Third - 2010

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

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse - 2009

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.

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My Italy Story

My Italy Story - 2009

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.

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The SantaLand Diaries

SantaLand Diaries - 2008

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.

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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors - 2008

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.

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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.

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Scapin - 2006

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.



Othello - 2005

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.



Cyrano - 2004

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.