Hudson Village Theatre thrilled to announce a Summer of Music, Style, and Laughter for 2016


PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY

Minutes before the press conference inside Hudson Village Theatre spotlighting the lineup for its 2016 season yesterday, March 2, artistic director Matthew Tiffin (centre) and some actors and key players who will be participating, stepped outside for this exclusive photo for Your Local Journal. The theme this summer? Music, style, and laughter in what is described as Games We Play.

First up, the 60s Spotlight Show - an exciting musical production that salutes the most influential decade of our time. A feast for the ears, the show is a nostalgic trip back to the days of peace, love, war, protest, hippies, flower power, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. Relive the music, the culture, the fashion, and the good vibrations.

Next up, get ready for the return of audience favourite, Norm Foster, with his most popular new play, The Ladies Foursome. A follow-up to his massive hit, The Foursome, the comedy king has penned another comedic gem, starring four brilliantly funny women. The day after their friend Catherine’s funeral, Margot, Tate, and Connie gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently departed fourth. At the golf course they are joined by another woman, an old friend of Catherine’s they’d never met. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between.

Our August big ticket show is one we’re so excited about, that it’s been difficult to keep it under wraps. The 20th century comedy masterpiece, Private Lives, by Noel Coward will storm HVT stages – but with a twist! One of the world’s wittiest, most iconic comedies, Private Lives is the classic battle-of-the-sexes play. Beloved of audiences, hilarious, witty, outrageous, and surprisingly fresh and relevant, Hudson Village Theatre will produce an unforgettable version with a surprising twist that is sure to have you talking for days.

And finally, we’re so very proud to present Bad New Days’ production of The Double. A stylish, funny, imaginative and exciting work of physical theatre, based on the Dostoyevsky short story of the same name, the production is part Charlie Chaplin, part mystery, part psychological thriller - and pure entertainment. Featuring live music, The Double will make you cringe with compassion as you double over in laughter.

“The Games We Play...is the theme this summer”, says HVT’s Artistic Director, Matthew Tiffin. These brilliant, hilarious productions are all about the different kinds of games we play in our relationships with each other. Set on a golf course, The Ladies Foursome is a literal game-playing show. And from the outrageous, battle-of-the-sexes games played by Elyot and Amanda in Private Lives to the protagonist in The Double who thinks someone’s playing a game with his life – this very human theme runs throughout our fabulous summer productions

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