Hudson Theatre Ensemble proudly presents the NJ premiere of The Great Gatsby, Simon Levy's stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece (authorized and granted exclusive rights by The Fitzgerald Estate)

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8:00 PM
Friday, April 12


Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030


                   Diana London, Producer/Artistic Director

Contact:   Florence Pape, Director of Development   201-798-0200                                                                                                          

“The Hudson Theatre Ensemble is such a treasure for Hoboken. You always put on such fantastic productions."  Geri Fallo, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Hoboken
photos by John Crittenden/ShowMeYourFaces    Jeff Riberdy II  as Gatsby;   Adriana Spizuoco  as Daisy                                                                                                         

For Immediate Release

March 2013   The Hudson Theatre Ensemble of Hoboken, NJ is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of award-winning playwright Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby, Authorized and Granted Exclusive Rights by The Fitzgerald Estate.  Set on Long Island in 1922 at a time when gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession, there is no question that Levy’s remarkable stage adaptation of the Great American Novel has all the elements of Great Theater.   Levy’s adaptation has provoked historic excitement and is nothing less than magnificent in its powerful realization of the acclaimed novel’s Roaring Twenties, Jazz Age world of Prohibition, wealth, privilege, social worlds colliding, and the irreconcilable contradictions within the American Dream and ultimately about the ideal quest itself.

This production of The Great Gatsby is absolutely worth seeing even for those not familiar with the novel.   Though the book most definitely deserves reading, think of this play and our New Jersey premiere as joyfully demonstrating the strengths that the stage brings to storytelling, even and especially to a masterwork like Fitzgerald’s novel.   The Great Gatsby is not easily forgotten.

Link to Poster designed by Susan Newman Design:   gatsby

Location & Directions:

Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Avenue (6th & Park) Hoboken, NJ   07030

Our beautiful ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities.

Tickets & Reservations:

$20  General Admission;   $15 Seniors/Students

Info/Reservations:  201-377-7014 or

Dates & Times:

Fridays @ 8PM: April 5 & April 12, 2013

Saturdays @ 8PM: April 6 & April 13, 2013

Sunday Matinees @ 3PM: April 7 & April 14, 2013


CAST: Peter James, Lou Martino, Stephen Powell, Jeff Riberdy II, Jessica Sherr, Adriana Spizuoco, Nora Ryan Taylor, Amanda Hart Walker, Steve Yates, Doug Schneider


Production Staff:

Producer/Artistic Director:  Diana London

Director of Development/Publicity:  Florence Pape

Director:  Laurie Brongo

Production Manager:  Donna Gearhardt Healey

Stage Manager: Chrislie Francois

Lighting Design:  Howard Richman

Sound & Lighting Technician:  Donna Gearhardt Healey

Graphics/Webmaster:  Susan Newman Design, Inc.

Playbill:  Donna Gearhardt Healey

Photographer:  John Crittenden/Show Me Your Faces

House Manager:  Alan Welner

Assistant House Manager:  Harriet Tainsky

Printing:  The Office


Please forward this information to everyone you know who loves great theatre at good prices!

Our Gold Sponsor for The Great Gatsby is Hudson Psychiatric Associates at Hoboken, 79 Hudson St., Suite 203, Hoboken 201-222-8808



This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State 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.




$20.00 $15 students/seniors