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Hudson Theatre Works' 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' in Weehawken

Director Frank Licato

Hudson Theatre Works, New Jersey’s newest Equity theatre company will follow up last season’s successful production of Of Mice and Men and begin its second season with Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic tale of freedom and compassion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It is scheduled to run Thursdays through Sundays, May 10th - 24th, at the Theatre at Weehawken High School, 53 Liberty Place, Weehawken, New Jersey, evenings at 8:00 PM and matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are $25 each, with senior and student discounts available.

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants. When a brash new inmate arrives, the rigid program of the ward is thrown up for grabs. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a powerful exploration of both the beauty and the danger of being an original.

The production is directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Frank Licato (photo above). Mr. Licato (director of the Off-Broadway productions of Requiem for a Heavyweight, Lamppost Reunion, and Michael Puzzo’s Spirits 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.

Other members of the creative team include: scenic/lighting designer John C. Shimrock, costume designer Ann Lowe, and sound designer Donald Stark. Hudson Theatre Works was founded by New Jersey residents Frank Licato, Gregory Erbach, and Karen Brady.

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 greater North Jersey through affordable performance, outreach, and theatre arts education. Off-Broadway theatre at affordable prices.

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