Hudson Theatre Works Offers Free Reading of Orwell's 1984 as Part of Readings from the Edge Series

Hudson Theatre Works Offers Free Reading of Orwell's 1984 as Part of Readings from the Edge Series

New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works' "Readings from the Edge" consisting of "1984" by George Orwell on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30PM. The reading is free.

This event is part of the Alliance's Stages Festival, the state's largest annual theatre festival that provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the month of March. Admission is Free.

"1984", Orwell's classic book about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian regime, is once again on the best seller lists. The play, based on the 70 year old book, covers the journey of one person in a world of endless war, where fear and hate are drummed up against foreigners A world in which the government insists that reality is not "something objective, "existing in its own right" - but rather, "whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth."

Directed by Tara Cioletti. Cast includes: Kevin Cristaldi, Ryan Scott, James Georgiades, BK Dawson, Greg Erbach and Leigh Anne West.

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The Stages Festival offers dozens of performances, workshops, classes, and events at theaters, art centers, libraries, schools, senior centers, and other community venues throughout the state. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey's residents to attend their local professional theaters by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun. Since its inception 20 years ago, the program has served over 190,000 people.

For more information or questions, go to or The readings will take place at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 98 Columbia Terrace, Weehawken, NJ. To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival, visit

"The Alliance is grateful that Hudson Theatre Works is participating in the 2017 Stages Festival," said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. "We are especially excited to be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Stages which has provided theatrical experiences for thousands of residents, regardless of age, across New Jersey. These efforts would not be made possible without the wonderful help of our partners such as Your organization Name."

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 which seeks to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, that reflect our lives, relationships and world today. Hudson Theatre Works primary focus is in bringing a Living Theatre community to the area of and North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts instruction.

Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation, and audience development. The Alliance provides member theaters a wide range of supportive services and programs, and assists member theaters in their growth and development, helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides accessibility services, discount ticketing through NJArtsTix, and various public programs including The Stages Festival.

The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Additional program support has been provided by The Smart Family Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, and PSEG Foundation.

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