Past Performances

2017


Mainstage Production

Betrayal by Harold Pinter

March 30 – April 23

Harold Pinter’s drama of marriage and infidelity.

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Special Program

7th Inning Stretch

May 12-14

MST’s signature showcase of 7 10-minute plays about America’s favorite pastime.

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Special Program

The Magic Hour

March 2 – 5

New dance theatre work by Sarah Weber Gallo

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Mainstage Production

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

February 3-26

The beloved family musical comedy

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2016


It’s a Wonderful Life

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

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Dracula

An extraordinary performance that had audiences screaming for blood!

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Goodnight Moon

April 9-24, 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.

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Circle Mirror Transformation

June 15-July 2, 2016

Mile Square Theatre presents Annie Baker’s Obie-award winning play about an unlikely group of strangers who take an acting class in a small Vermont town. The New York Times calls it “absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny.”

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Long Gone Daddy

Long Gone Daddy chronicles the comic misadventures of becoming a stay-at-home father.

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2015


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer “is nimble and moves effortlessly…a pleasant effective summer confection!” –Broadwayworld.com.

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2014


Core Values

Steven Levenson’s modern workplace comedy Core Values was nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.

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Cyrano

Adapted for the stage by Jo Roets, From the book by Edmond Rostand

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2013


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.

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Art

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

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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.

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2012


It’s a Wonderful Life

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!

A delightful mix of movement, music, and…dogs, “Go, Dog. Go!” celebrates P.D. Eastman’s classic book.

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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.

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2011


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.

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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.

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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.

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2010


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.

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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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2009


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.

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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.

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2008


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.
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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.

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2007


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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2006


Scapin

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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2005


Othello

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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2004


Cyrano

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.

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