THE OCTOBER STORM and Young Playwrights Festival

HUDSON STAGE announces its spring mainstage production April 24-May 9th.

The world premiere of the riveting and provocative new play by Joshua Allen, THE OCTOBER STORM. Directed by Cezar Williams. Denise Bessette and Olivia Sklar, Executive Producers. Alan C Edwards Set and Lighting Designer; Leslie Bernstein, Costume Designer; Caroline Eng, Sound Designer; Anna Kendall, Props Designer. Cast TBA soon!

In 1960’s Southside Chicago, a troubled war veteran moves into an apartment building and the residents become caught in an emotional whirlwind that threatens to change their lives forever. Caught in the center of the conflict are and the building’s landlady, Mrs. Elkins and her 16-year-old granddaughter, Gloria.

From the writer of last season’s staged reading, THE LAST PAIR OF EARLIES: Joshua Allen, a native of Chicago, was a co-executive producer on the Emmy-winning Fox TV series Empire and is developing new programming under a deal with 20th Century Fox Television. His other plays include Boy in a Blue Tweed Suit, and Chrysalis. His work has been developed at the Cape Cod Theater Project, Primary Stages, the Lark Play Development Center, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also an alum of New Dramatists, and the Ars Nova Play Group.  Joshua is a graduate of the USC and The Juilliard School.

Cezar Williams is a Yonkers resident and an award winning director, whose recent Off-Broadway production of DANCING ON EGGSHELLS won critical acclaim. He has worked at Williamstown Theater Festival, 59e59th Street Theatre, La Mama, the Cherry Lane and was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.

Whippoorwill Theatre, North Castle Public Library, Kent Place, Armonk, NY 10504

Friday, April 24th 8pm, Saturday, April 25th 8pm, Sunday, April 26th 3pm matinee

Friday, May 1st 8pm, Saturday, May 2nd 8pm, Sunday, May 3rd 3pm matinee Q&A following

Friday, May 8th 8pm, Saturday, May 9th 3pm matinee, Saturday, May 9th 8pm closing performance

For tickets and further info:

Or call Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006

$40.00 & $35.00 (Students/Senior Citizens) Please inquire about our Group rates for 10 or more people. Student Rush $10.00 any performance 30 minutes prior to curtain

HSC hotline: 914-271-2811

UP NEXT: Thursday, March 19th 7:30pm: FROM PAGE TO STAGE. The annual Young Playwrights featuring Briarcliff High School Students performing their original one-acts. One of our season’s highlights celebrating the boldest and brightest talents!

$10 suggested door donation. Directed by Jamie Mandel and Ian Driver.

These programs are made possible with funds from ArtsWestchester and the Westchester County Government.

About Hudson Stage Company

Founded in 1999, Hudson Stage has become one of Westchester’s premiere professional theatres. Dedicated to discovering, developing, and producing bold and unique plays, the company provides a haven for the pioneering writer, and an oasis for the theatergoer looking for challenging entertainment. Quality writing (both new and rediscovered) exploring diverse themes, and featuring the finest actors from theatre, film, and television provides an artistic outlet to vital to the community. The company’s residency on the Briarcliff Campus of Pace University provides a permanent home for the HSC productions and reading series. This offers a professional theatre experience for the university community, and places the company and its artistic offerings in the heart of Westchester county.