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June 6, 2013

Mile Square Theatre Returns to the Hudson River Waterfront with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night June 28 – July 14 at 8pm

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Free Shakespeare in the park, some of the things to love about Hoboken this summer….

Mile Square Theatre Returns to the Hudson River Waterfront with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Twelth Night Hoboken Summer 2013

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s premiere professional theatre company, returns to Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken with a free, open-air production of Shakespeare’s beloved cross-dressing comedy of true love, Twelfth Night. Set in 19th century Hoboken, the production imagines a resort destination where Orsino and Olivia leisurely while away summer hours in the name of love.

Directed by MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor, the cast will feature MST audience favorites, with Matthew Lawler (God of Carnage, The Pavilion) as the puritanical Malvolio, Charlie Kevin (God of Carnage, It’s a Wonderful Life) as Sir Toby Belch, John Keller (It’s a Wonderful Life, Banner Yet Wave) is Orsino, and Jen Ring (Rikki Tikki Tavi, Flare) as Fabiana. Rounding out the cast is NYC actor and circus performer Peter Daniel Straus (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus) as Feste the Clown. Twelfth Night will feature original music composed by MST resident composer Sean Hagerty (A Christmas Carol, The Pavilion).

Free and open to the public, Mile Square Theatre’s riverfront productions are a great way to cool off on a hot summer evening, and Frank Sinatra Park’s amphitheater is a spectacular venue for summer theatre. With beautiful scenery, costumes, and lighting created by Mile Square Theatre’s resident design team, and set against a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, the show promises to be a delightful and entertaining evening of theatre.

Twelfth Night plays from June 28 till July 14. Performance nights are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm. Sinatra Park is located at the corner of 4th Street and Sinatra Park Drive in Hoboken.

Local restaurateur Anthony Pino (Anthony David’s, Bin 14) will serve fresh-made American-style summer fare at the Frank Sinatra Café. The menu will include lobster rolls, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, seared tuna nicoise salad, pulled pork, and beer and wine.

Twelfth Night is supported by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken, Bijou Properties, Ironstate, Hoboken Family Alliance, Mason Family Civic League, Party With Purpose, Pearson Foundation, Pisco Porton, The Rockefeller Group, and the Monroe Center for the Arts.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

About Mile Square Theatre:

Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County. Since 2003, MST has presented full-scale productions for adults and children, in addition to providing theatre education programs. Under the artistic direction of Chris O’Connor, MST receives support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs. For company information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

Twelfth Night Company Bios:

John Keller (Orsino) John recently appeared in Banner Yet Wave in the 2013 7th Inning Stretch. He played George Bailey in MST’s 2011 production of It’s a Wonderful Life. NYC credits include world premieres of Summer by Martin Zuckerman, You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase and JH3AM with Theater 167 as well as the 2012 off-Broadway revival of The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg. Recently he appeared in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Winter Rep Season playing Roderigo in Othello and Edward in Sense and Sensibility. Other Regional credits include Cohn in the Contemporary American Theater Festival production of Captors directed by Ed Herendeen, Jonathan Harker in Dracula with Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Bart in Inspecting Carol at George Street Playhouse, Bottom in Midsummer with New Brunswick Theater Festival, as well as performing the roles of Banquo in Macbeth, Don Pedro in Much Ado and Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night all with the Worcester Shakespeare Festival. He has also performed internationally at the Balinese International Arts Festival in the original piece Mimpi conceived and directed by Lyn Kremer. John also has taught acting at Rutgers University and at Rider University. Additionally he sits on the Leadership Board of coLAB Arts in New Brunswick and is founder and director of the coLAB Arts Theater Education Initiative. John is also a board member of the Town Clock Community Development Corporation in New Brunswick, dedicated to building permanent supportive housing for women and children escaping domestic violence. John holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Charlie Kevin (Sir Toby Belch) MST: God of Carnage and It’s a Wonderful Life. Charlie just appeared as Moss in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross. Broadway: Take Me Out (Tour, dir. Joe Mantello). Off Broadway: Irish Arts Center, Actors Studio, National Black Theatre of Harlem, Rattlestick. Regional Theatre: Dallas Theatre Center, Seattle Rep., Denver Center, Milwaukee Rep., The Old Globe, Florida Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival, Portland Stage, American Stage, Playhouse on the Square, Missouri Rep. Film and Television: Law and Order: SVU, One Life to Live, The Sopranos, Outloud.

Matthew Lawler (Malvolio) co-founded rUDE mECHANICALS theater company (Harold Clurman Award, Outstanding Ensemble) and has appeared in Largo DeSolotoEndgameValparaiso (NY premiere), and The Flu Season (US premiere). Other NY theater includes DETROIT (Playwrights Horizons) The Three Sisters  (Broadway-Roundabout); HurlyburlyAbigail`s Party, and One Arm (The New Group); Rough Sketch (59e59); and Louis Slotin Sonata (EST). Associate Artistic Director of Mile Square Theatre, he has performed in Rounding Third, God of Carnage, and The Pavilion, directed It`s A Wonderful Life and My Italy Story and written In the Box (7th Inning Stretch). Film: Knight and Day, Anything But Love, Slippery SlopeThe Jimmy ShowThe Good StudentFilmic Achievement. TV includes:  Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Law &Order, Law&Order SVU, The Americans. MFA, American Conservatory Theater. Matt lives in Hoboken with his wife Mara and daughters Lily and Matilda.

Jen Ring (Fabiana) last appeared at MST in Edith Freni’s Flare for the 2013 7th Inning Stretch. Jen played Chuchu the Muskrat in The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Recent NY/NJ credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Brunswick Theater Festival), Yippie! (Beggar’s Group), and New York One-Minute Plays. Jen has worked with numerous regional companies, including DC’s Woolly Mammoth and Infinite Stage. She teaches acting at Westminster Choir College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Colab-Arts high school residencies and MST’s Drama Camp. Jen attended New World School of the Arts, received an MFA from Rutgers University, and learned how to be a person from her amazing parents.

Peter Daniel Strauss (Feste) has acted and performed comedy around the world. He’s has toured America as a clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and loves being a clown-doctor with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care program. He’s been a featured comedian and fire juggler at the Metropolitan Opera, acted in regional theatres like the Denver Center Theatre Company, and was featured as the White Rabbit in Alice i Eventyrland at the National Theatre of Norway. Peter has had many appearances on TV, including several featured spots on The Late Show with David Letterman. Peter recently appeared in the critically acclaimed play June and Nancy at the New York Fringe Festival. Wearing another hat, Peter directs and consults for theatre productions and variety performers.  www.peterdanielstraus.com

Chris O’Connor (Director) Chris founded Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2002. He conceived and produces the annual 10-minute play festival 7th Inning Stretch. His MST directing credits include Charlie Peter’s Striking Out the Babe, Warren Leight’s The Love of the Game, Jenny Levison’s Homefield Advantage, Cyrano, The Scams of Scapin (co-directed with Jeff Steitzer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi, God of Carnage, and The Pavilion. Most recently he directed the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s Squeeze Play for the 2013 7th Inning Stretch. As an actor, Chris has been associated with 12 Miles West, A Contemporary Theatre, The Culture Project, Hudson Stage Company, Soho Rep, the 78th Street Theatre Lab, Target Margin, Gloucester Stage, Book-It Repertory, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Provisional Theatre of Los Angeles, The Bathhouse, Seattle Children’s Theatre, among others. Recent TV: Magic City (Starz) and Burn Notice (USA Network). His plays for young people have been produced at The Seattle Children’s Theatre and in schools in the Puget Sound area. His play The Mascots is published in Smith & Kraus’s 2011 Best 10-Minute Plays. A voiceover artist, Chris can be heard on museum audio tours across the country. He has taught theatre at Colgate University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, SUNY Purchase, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University, MFA in Directing from Rutgers University.

 

 

 

 

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May 9, 2013

Mile Square Theater Presents 7th Inning Stretch – 7 mini plays about Baseball May 17-19

Here is a reminder for the yearly version of 7th Inning Stretch by the folks at the Mile Square Theater. Now in  its 11th year the 7th Inning Stretch is 7 10 minute sketches about baseball. Hoboken is purportedly the site of the first organized game of baseball so it seems a logical choice for this production would be located here in the Mile Square. Details below…

Mile Square Theater Presents The 11th Annual

7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball

Tickets On Sale Now

MST 7th Inning Stretch May 2013 in Hoboken NJPerformances:

  • May 17 @ 8pm
  • May 18 @ 7pm (Triple Play Party)
  • May 19 @ 3pm

Location: Monroe Theatrespace -At the Monroe Center for the Arts
Address: 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor

FREE PARKING!

Prices:

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors/Students: $18
  • Triple Play Party: $50 (Triple Play Party includes drinks and food from Hoboken’s best restaurants)

New work by playwrights:
Brooke Berman, Eric Conger, Edith Freni, Jay Koepke, Neil LaBute, Jon Marans, and Mat Smart

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April 20, 2013

Mile Square Theater Presents the 11th Annual 7th Inning Stretch May 17-19 – Tickets on Sale Now

Mile Square Theater 7th Inning Stretch Hoboken May 2013

The 11th Annual  7th Inning Stretch:  7 10-minute plays about baseball is coming back to the Monroe Center in Hoboken for the following dates:

  • May 17 @ 8pm
  • May 18 @ 7pm (Triple Play Party)
  • May 19 @ 3pm

The location is the Monroe Theatrespace 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor At the Monroe Center for the Arts. Please note that there is free parking!

Ticket Prices (
ON SALE NOW!):

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors/Students: $18
  • Triple Play Party: $50 (Triple Play Party includes drinks and food from Hoboken’s best restaurants)

New work by playwrights: Brooke Berman, Eric Conger, Edith Freni, Jay Koepke, Neil LaBute, Jon Marans, and Mat Smart

TICKETS ON SALE!

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September 28, 2012

MST Presents Go Dog Go September 29 – October 14

The Mile Square Theater starts off this Saturday with a family friendly production of Go Dog Go that runs through October 14th….

MST Presents Go Dog Go
By P.D. Eastman
Adapted by Steven Dietz, Allison Gregory, and Michael Koerner

This play is 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.

September 29 – October 14

  • Saturdays @ 2pm and 5pm
  • Sundays @ 11am and 3pm

Tickets: $22 Children/Seniors $12
Phone: 201-683-7014 for reservations
Link for tickets: https://milesquaretheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

Monroe Theatrespace
Hoboken, 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor (Free Parking)

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May 31, 2012

MST Fundraiser: Bloopers Beer and Baseball at Pilsener Haus Hoboken June 5th 6-9pm

Bloopers Beer and Baseball

Tuesday June 5, from 6-9 pm

The Pilsener Haus and Biergarten

1422 Grand Street, Hoboken

Admission: $25

Come to Pilsener Haus for Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 5th and celebrate baseball season while supporting Hoboken’s own Mile Square Theatre. Purchase the Deal of the Night—the Home Run Flight—a sampling of 4 of Pilsener Haus’ refreshing brews and enjoy their famous pretzels to share with your table mates. While you’re getting your fill, laugh out loud as MLB’s baseball bloopers will be shown throughout the night on the big screens. And it wouldn’t be a true baseball event without a bit of team rivalry, so show up dressed in YOUR team’s apparel.

Bloopers, Beers, and Baseball is a fundraiser for Hoboken’s own non-profit professional theatre company, Mile Square Theatre, which is celebrating 10 years this year. Join MST staff and board for an evening of fun. Watch baseball bloopers, meet the MST family, enter drink some brew. This event is a warmup to The 10th Annual 7th Inning Stretch!

Link to buy Tickets: https://milesquaretheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

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May 25, 2012

Mile Square Theater Presents 10th Year of Seventh Inning Stretch June 15 -17 at Monroe Center

The Mile Square Theater will be presenting for the 10th Year the production “Seventh Inning Stretch” June 15 -17 at the Monroe Arts Center in Hoboken.

The 10th Annual 7th Inning Stretch

Seven 10-minute plays about baseball

Featuring new work by:

  • Peter Ackerman
  • Deborah Zoe Laufer
  • Josh Levine
  • Tommy Nohilly
  • John Ford Noonan
  • Jeffrey Sweet
  • Ken Weitzman

Shows:

  • Friday, June 15 @ 8pm
  • Saturday, June 16 @ 7pm Triple Play Party (gala and show)
  • Sunday, June 17 @ 3pm

Tickets:

  • Adults $25
  • Students/Seniors $18
  • 6/16 Triple Play Party: $50

Call 201-683-7014 for reservations

Monroe Theatrespace

Hoboken, 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor

Below is the detailed press release

Baseball Play Festival Reaches a 10-Year Milestone

Baseball is steeped in tradition, and Mile Square Theatre—Hoboken’s professional theatre—celebrates 10 years of its annual tradition, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball on June 15, 16, and 17. This decade-long streak has generated over 60 new works contributed by some of America’s best playwrights—Tony winners, Emmy winners, Pulitzer nominees. And this year’s Stretch contains a lineup of writers who are heavy hitters. Presented at our home, The Monroe Theatrespace, 7th Inning Stretch puts 7 short plays onstage in an 80-minute program that celebrates America’s pastime. Each play is like a short story, presenting its own unique point of view, performed by some of the area’s best professional actors. Tickets are available online (www.milesquaretheatre.org) or reservations can be made at 201.683.7014. Tickets are $25.  Students and seniors, $18.

On Saturday, June 16 @ 7pm, MST offers the TriplePlay Gala for $50. The gala offers a reception with food and beverages provided by Hoboken’s favorite restaurants, plus a silent auction. Come to the Triple Play Gala and mingle with the writers and actors!

Chris O’Connor, artistic director of Mile Square Theatre, says of the Stretch, “This event is something our audience looks forward to every year. It’s such a unique and rich evening of theatre. Audiences always leave the show with huge grins on their faces. It’s like a 7-course meal and it never disappoints.“

The 2012 roster of baseball playwrights is led off by Peter Ackerman, who re-tooled Broadway’s recent revival of The Pajama Game and co-wrote the Ice Age movies. Emmy-winning writer John Ford Noonan (St. Elsewhere, Flirting with Disaster) pinchhits with a play, as does Jefferson Award-winner Jeffrey Sweet. Tommy Nohilly—whose play Blood from a Stone was at the New Group, starring Ethan Hawke—gets on base, followed by multi-award winning playwright Ken Weitzman, and Helen Merrill Playwriting award winner Deborah Zoe Laufer is batting cleanup. Our ‘rookie of the year’ is MFA Student Playwright Josh Levine, who was a 2011 Heideman Award finalist.

About Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County. Since 2003, MST has presented full-scale productions for adults and children, in addition to providing theatre education programs. Under the artistic direction of Chris O’Connor, MST receives support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs. For company information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

Note: Photos above are by Joe Epstein

Bios

Peter Ackerman co-wrote the movies Ice Age and Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.  He wrote the play Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight and the adaptation for The Pajama Game, which won the TONY Award for Best Musical Revival on Broadway.  His radio play I’d Rather Eat Pants was commissioned by NPR and broadcast serially on Morning Edition.   His picture book, The Lonely Phone Booth, was selected for the 2010 Notable Books for Children and just produced as a musical at the Manhattan Children’s Theater.

Jeffrey Sweet’s plays have been produced in New York, Chicago and in lots of places he’s never visited. They include Flyovers (Jeff Award), The Action Against Sol Schumann (ATCA prize), American Enterprise (ATCA prize and “Best Plays” designation), and Bluff, Porch, and the much-produced Value of Names (which played the George Street with Jack Klugman).  Court-Martial at Fort Devens was produced in NY thisseason by the New Federal Theatre.  And he can be coaxed with a piece of chocolate to perform his solo show You Only Shoot the Ones You Love (a hit of the NY Fringe).  He is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and is an alum of New Dramatists.  Friend him on Facebook, he likes it.

Ken Weitzman’s plays include The Catch (The Denver Center Theatre Company), Fire in the Garden (Indiana Repertory Theatre), The As If Body Loop (Humana Festival), Arrangements(Atlantic Theatre Company), Spin Moves (The Summer Play Festival), Stadium 360 (Out of Hand Theater), Memorabilia (Alliance Theatre), Hominid (Out of Hand Theatre/Theatre Emory/Oerol Festival Netherlands.) Awards include The L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Arrangements, Henry Award (best new play in Denver) and an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award for The Catch, the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award for Fire in the Garden. Commissions include Arena Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatre Emory, and South Coast Repertory (the Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright.) Ken received his MFA from UCSD and BA from the University of Michigan. Currently, he runs the playwriting program at Indiana University. Prior to playwriting, Ken wrote and produced sports documentaries and narratives for television and new media for the National Basketball Association Entertainment, Emerald City, and CybrCard.

2012 MFA Student Playwrights

Josh Levine’s work has been produced by Chicago Dramatists (Chicago), Blank Theater (Los Angeles), Bailiwick Repertory (Chicago), Orlando International Fringe Festival (FL), Raw Impressions (NY), Red Stage Theatre(VT), From The Ground Up Theatre (LA), Bakerloo Theatre Project (NY), and Mad Cow Theater (FL). Josh’s play HOMEMADE is a 2012 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and his play PERFECT was a 2011 Heideman Award Finalist and will be published by Smith & Krause in December 2012. He has worked at Victory Gardens Theater, Goodman Theatre, About Face Theatre, Primary Stages, and as Director of Membership at The Dramatists Guild of America. Josh also participated as a visiting artist at the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive during the summer of 2006 & 2007 and at the Sewanee Writers Conference during the summer of 2009. Josh received his BFA in Playwriting from The Theatre School, DePaul University in Chicago and will receive his MFA in Playwriting in 2012 from Rutgers University where he is studying with Jim Ryan, Richard Dresser, and Lee Blessing. www.joshlevineonline.com.

Tommy  Nohilly, a former marine, made his debut as a writer in Jan, 2011 with his play Blood From A Stone at the New Group Theater in New York, directed by Scott Elliott, starring Gordon Clapp, Ann Dowd, Thomas Giury, Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega. The play received a nomination for Best New Play from the Outer Critics Circle. He is also an actor who has appeared on TV’s Law & Order and Third Watch.  He’s appeared in films such as Reign Over Me and the Sundance winner The Believer.  He’s also appeared as Carlson in Of Mice and Men at Westport Country Playhouse (directed by Mark Lamos). He attended both New York University and Columbia.  He’s worked many odd jobs along the way and is happy to have his work published in the Southern Review.  He currently lives in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.

John Ford Noonan was nominated for a Pulitzer in 1969 for his first play The Year Boston Won The Pennant.  He’s written over fifty plays including A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking starring Susan Sarandon, Listen To The Lions, All She Cares About Is TheYankees and Music From Down The Hill.  He won an Emmy award for writing an episode of Saint Elsewhere called The Women.  He’s also a major actor having appeared in such hits as Adventures In Babysitting and Flirting With Disaster.  John is known for his heavy drinking, fast talking and love of rock n roll.

Deborah Zoe Laufer has received the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and the Lilly Award. Her play End Days was produced in Germany and Russia and has received over 30 productions nationwide.  It was awarded The ATCA Steinberg citation, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant and is listed in The Burns Mantle Yearbook as one of the best plays of 2008. Leveling Up premieres in February at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.  Sirens premiered at The Humana Festival in February 2010.   Out of Sterno premiered at Portland Stage in 2009 with a grant from The Edgerton Foundation and the NEA. The Last Schwartz enjoyed a six-month run at the Zephyr Theatre in LA. End Days, The Last Schwartz, Out of Sterno and Sirens are published by Samuel French. Deborah is a graduate of Juilliard, a member of The Dramatists Guild and in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist.

Chris O’Connor (Artistic Director) Chris founded Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2002. He conceived and produces the annual 10-minute play festival 7th Inning Stretch. His MST directing credits include St. Columba and the River, The Souls of Black Folk, John Redding Goes to the Sea, Charlie Peter’s Striking Out the Babe for the 2003 7th Inning Stretch, Warren Leight’s The Love of the Game for the 2004 Stretch, Jenny Levison’s Homefield Advantage for the 2006 Stretch, the inaugural MST Mainstage production, Cyrano, he co-directed (with Jeff Steitzer) the 2006 production of The Scams of Scapin, for which he played the title role, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi, God of Carnage, and The Pavilion. As an actor, Chris has been associated with 12 Miles West, A Contemporary Theatre, The Culture Project, Soho Rep, the 78th Street Theatre Lab, Target Margin, Gloucester Stage, Book-It Repertory, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Provisional Theatre of Los Angeles, The Bathhouse, Seattle Children’s Theatre, among others. He is a theatre educator, and his plays for young people have been produced at The Seattle Children’s Theatre and in schools in the Puget Sound area. His play The Mascots is published in Smith & Kraus’s 2011 Best 10-Minute Plays. He has taught theatre at Colgate University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, SUNY Purchase, and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. This fall, he joins the faculty of the University of Miami. Chris holds a BFA inacting from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MFA in Directing from RutgersUniversity.

Matthew Lawler (Associate Artistic Director) has acted (The Pavilion, God of Carnage, Rounding Third), directed (My Italy Story), written (In the Box, 2011 7th Inning Stretch), and produced (lots of stuff) in his two plus years with Mile Square Theatre. Across the Hudson, he has acted onBroadway and Off-Broadway several times. His most recent gig was as a temporary replacement in One Arm, the Tennessee Williams short story adapted for the stage and directed by Moises Kaufman. His regional work includes ART by Yasmina Reza at the Millbrooke Playhouse for which he received Best Performance distinction. Matt is also a founder and current artistic director for the award-winning rUDE mECHANICALS theater company of NYC. TV and Film include: The Sopranos, Law & Order SVU, several episodes of Law & Order and One Life to Live, Knight and Day,Anything But Love, The Jimmy Show, and the upcoming Coward co-starring Chris O`Connor. On the web, Matt co-stars on the series Standrea with Andrea Rosen. Resident of Hoboken, proud father of Lily and Matilda, and lucky husband toMara, Matt thanks you for coming to the show.

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March 28, 2012

Mile Square Theater (MST) Presents The Pavilion April 12th-29th 2012

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Here is the latest theatrical offering from the Mile Square Theater in Hoboken coming up in April 2012…

Mile Square Theater (MST) Presents The Pavilion

April 12 – April 29 2012 At Monroe Center Hoboken

Play By Craig Wright,
Directed by Chris O’Connor

Synopsis: 20 years have passed since Peter left Kari when they were seniors in high school and they now face each other at their 20th high school reunion, where Peter desperately wants a second chance. Craig Wright’s funny, moving and thoughtful play The Pavilion, was hailed by critics as “…an Our Town for our time” when it premiered in 2000.

Showtimes:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday @3pm

Tickets:

  • Adults- $30
  • Students/Seniors- $18

Purchase tickets online now!

Special Peformance:

Thursday 4/19 @8pm – Special Pay What You Wish performance!

Monroe Theatrespace

Address: 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor Hoboken, NJ
Phone: 201.683.7014
Website: milesquaretheatre.org

Free Parking! Get Directions to Monroe TheatreSpace

What the critics say about The Pavilion:
“Wright has taken a simple premise and invested it with poetry, feeling and a distinctive voice…[He] manages a seamless blend of humor and pathos, philosophy and emotion…The script’s greatest strength lies in the genuineness of its feelings.” —Houston Chronicle.

“THE PAVILION offers a cheery existentialism—asking big questions in an easygoing, casual way…It boasts language that’s rich but not dense…It also honors your intellectual and emotional intelligence, eschewing easy answers. Bravo…” —Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

“Wright’s perceptive, gently witty writing…makes this familiar situation fresh and thoroughly involving.” —Philadelphia Inquirer.

“THE PAVILION, a gloriously theatrical treat by Craig Wright, turns the dramas of ordinary lives into the patchwork pattern of the universe.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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January 9, 2012

2nd Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival by Mile Square Theater January 22 at 7pm

Here is an upcoming theatrical event from the Mile Square Theater Group in Hoboken….

The 2nd Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival
comes to Mile Square Theatre

January 22nd, 7pm

Monroe Theatrespace
720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Hoboken New Jersey

This performance is to benefit New Brunswick Theater Festival Education. Buy your tickets now for this inventive theatrical event that has been featured in cities across the US.

Ticket Price: $20

Buy Tickets Now at link: http://www.colab-arts.org/one-minute-play-festival

2012 Festival Written by:

  • Barry Putt – Jackie Goldfinger – Jonathan Elliott – Pia Wilson
  • Joshua Deitz Levine – Carrie Louise Nutt – Stacie Lents
  • David Lee White – Chisa Hutchinson – Brendon Votipka
  • Lisa Huberman – Erica Berman – Peter Handy – Joe Parzycki – Ian August
  • Dano Madden – James Christy – Jon Hoche – Brian Dykstra – Claire Drobot
  • Raymond MacAnally – Nicole Pandolfo – Matt Schatz – Alex Gherardi

Directed By:

  • John Keller – Melissa Firlit – Dano Madden
  • David Winitsky – Michael Criscuolo
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December 16, 2011

Drunken Polar Bear’s Hoboken Weekend Outlook December 16-18, 2011

Happy Friday Hobokenites!  Another week in the books and now it’s time to look ahead to the weekend.  Unlike other local blogs, we here at TheBoken go the extra (square) mile and help you plan your weekend with more than just hyperlinks and unseasonable shorts wearing…..

Winds Strong enough to knock over a Drunken Polar Bear!

Weather Outlook

Although we warmed up a bit at the end of the week, Friday’s weather will be cooler (45 degrees), but characterized by heavy wind and gusts up to 45 mph!  Batten down the hatches!  Heavy winds will pass late Friday and pave the way for a calm and sunny weekend that will be a bit chilly.  Highs Saturday and Sunday will be 41 and 38 with lows at night dipping slightly below the freezing mark.

Local Sports Action

Two BIG wins for the football teams last weekend and another slate of big games this weekend as both teams look to keep their playoff hopes alive:

-          The Giants return home to square off in an important game against fellow NFC Easters, Washington Redskins at 1pm (Fox).

-          The Jets face a difficult match up down I-95 against a banged up Michael Vick and the Eagles at 415pm (CBS).

Hockey updates – Devils host the visiting Dallas Stars Friday (8pm) and then travel up to Montreal for a Saturday night match up (7pm).  The Rangers look to end their losing streak by traveling out to Phoenix for a Saturday night match up (8pm) against the Coyotes.  The Islanders are also in action on Saturday night (8pm) against Minnesota.

What’s Going on Around Town?

-          Wrap Your Gifts for a Good Cause – True Mentors will be featuring some of the best gift wrappers in Hoboken at Ben and Jerry’s and Hudson Tavern so you can just relax after all that holiday shopping.  Donations for wrapping will go to support True Mentors matching children in Hoboken ages 7 – 17 with caring adult mentors in Hoboken.

-          Mile Square Theater continues their run of the holiday classic – It’s a Wonderful Life

-          Celebrate Hanukkah Hoboken Style – The Jewish Young Adults of Hoboken will be staging a Hanukkah party and bar crawl on Saturday kicking off at 5pm.

-          Lights, Camera, Action – with the Golden Globe nominations coming out Thursday morning you may be inspired to hit the theaters.  While Hoboken only movie theater Clearview Cinemas may not be playing any Globe nominees this weekend, Sherlock Holmes 2 and Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked premier this weekend.  And a personal favorite, The Muppets, is still playing too!

DPB’s Weekend Recommendations – 2 this week!

-          It’s the dreaded last week before Christmas and everyone is scrambling to hit the malls or rush online orders in time.  Why not make it easier and shop local?  Hit the Washington Street stretch and you can catch tons of stores and really good sales.

-          The holidays aren’t all about shopping.  There are some wonderful decorations from large scale (Rockefeller Tree) to smaller (houses decorated).  Take some time this weekend and walk around Hoboken with a warm cup of coffee/hot chocolate and check out the great decorations.  A personal favorite – the uptown brownstones on Bloomfield.

 

What are you all doing this weekend?  Any suggestions?

- The Drunken Polar Bear

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November 16, 2011

MST Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” December 1st-18th at Monroe Center

Coming this December to Hoboken via Mile Square Theater (http://www.milesquaretheatre.org/index.html), the play inspired by the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play will be 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.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a holiday classic the entire family will enjoy.

Schedule December 1 through December 18:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @8pm
Saturday and Sunday @3pm
Tickets: $25 Adults Students/Seniors $15

Click to buy tickets: https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=40285

Monroe Theatrespace

Address: 720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201.683.7014

Free Parking

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