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Now Playing October 17 to November 3

THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00PM / Sundays at 3:00PM
Special Sunday performance added October 27 at 7:00PM

Thursdays Nights are Pay What You Can!


New Jersey premiere of

THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN

by Dan O'Brien

October 17 to November 3  

“If you do this, I will own you forever,” words that haunted Canadian photojournalist Paul Watson.  A single, stark photograph—of the body of an American soldier dragged from the wreckage of a Blackhawk helicopter through the streets of Mogadishu—reshaped the course of global events and won war photographer Paul Watson the Pulitzer Prize. Yet, he is haunted by that shutter click. Playwright Dan O’Brien, struggling with ghosts of his own, reaches out to Watson, and the two forge a friendship as they reckon with the traumas that have shaped their lives. In this gripping true story, the two explore the ethical and personal consequences of the photograph, as well as the interplay between political upheaval and the experience of trauma in an age saturated by images and information.  Winner of the inaugural Edward Kennedy Prize, the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play, and the PEN Award for Drama, Body of an American  is a bold, radically charged, theatrical and poetic true story that ranges from Afghanistan and Iraq to the Canadian High Arctic..

Hudson Theatre Works is committed to a growing and adventurous community genuinely hungry for challenging performance.  We choose material that is aesthetically diverse and rooted in authenticity.  From highly theatrical world premieres to distilled re-imaginings of modern classics, we put the work first and embrace risk.

Our low-price tickets make it possible for everyone to experience first-rate live performances on a regular basis.  Our Affordable Ticket Initiative has helped us to share work we believe in with a growing, engaged community. 

We are proud members of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Our season is supported by Actor’s Equity, UBS Financial, Univest Foundation, Walmart, Hudson County Cultural Alliance, Mayor Richard Turner and the City of Weehawken, and the generosity of our audiences.


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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  North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts instruction.

This program is made possible by a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  We'd also like to thank Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Town Manager, Gio Ahmad, and the Weehawken town council.

Hudson Theatre Works offers all people equal access to participate in its programs and attend its shows.  If you require special assistance or assistive technology, please contact us directly at 201-401-3337 at your earliest convenience.

Hudson Theatre Works is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Donations are tax-deductible up to the amount allowed by law

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