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Monday, June 16, 2014

New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy ‘Core Values’ next at Mile Square Theatre

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Mile Square Theatre to present the New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy Core Values, nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken

Core Values strikes a note of true comic pathos.”—The New York Times

“Laugh out loud funny!”—Time Out New York

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick?

MSTassociate artistic director Matthew Lawler (seen recently in George Street Playhouse`s OUR TOWN, and featured in the film God`s Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Annie McAdams (MST’s God of Carnage) lead a cast of four as they explore these questions in Steven Levenson`s funny play about discontent in the modern workplace.

While Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County`s premiere professional theatre company, builds its new theatre space in The Artisan at 1400 Clinton Street, the company will perform across the street in the intimate Edge Lofts at 1405 Clinton. MST artistic director Chris O`Connor believes this unique setting will enhance the themes of the play and provide an exciting experience for the audience. “Levenson’s hilarious and bittersweet play offers a familiar look into the office workplace, where colleagues struggle to find value in their jobs and in their lives, “ O’Connor says. “I’m excited to produce this play in the intimate setting of Edge Lofts. Our design team is going to have a lot of fun creating this world.”

Core Values by Steven Levenson

July 10-July 27

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday @ 8pm

@The Edge Lofts

14th and Clinton, Hoboken

Core Values is presented with the generous support of Bijou Properties, Ironstate, the Mason Family Civic League and the Rockefeller Group.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased @ milesquaretheate.org, or at the door. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended.

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

About Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County. Since 2003, MST has presented full-scale productions for adults andchildren, in addition to providing theatre education programs. Under the artistic direction of Chris O’Connor, MST receives support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs. Forcompany information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

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