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Hudson announces its 26th Dinner Theatre Production, “Children of Eden”

HUDSON, NC (October 7, 2018) — The Town of Hudson is proud to announce its 26th Dinner Theatre Production, “Children of Eden,” which will be presented Thursday through Saturday, October 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th, at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB) at 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC 28638.  “Children of Eden” is a musical with music and lyrics by noted composer, Stephen Schwartz.  His other works include “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.”  This play chronicles the first 9 ½ chapters of the Biblical Book of Genesis.  The first act deals with Adam and the second act deals with Noah.

Director Keith Smith says, “This is an extremely spiritual, fresh, inspiring, uplifting story, told from a human perspective and perception.  I believe strongly that people of faith will be moved by the narrative and people who are not of a spiritual background will be made to think and feel.  Whatever one’s background, he or she will identify because this show grapples with the age-old cornerstone issues of humanity.  The play addresses creation fall from grace, free will, family, inheritance, disobedience, faith, redemption and restoration.  This very human and very spiritual story is woven through beautiful, powerful music with clever, profound lyrics.  I chose this musical because of the quality of the script and music and because it has not been previously performed in the Unifour area.  This is an ideal play for church groups, particularly youth groups, to create a healthy, thoughtful dialogue concerning scripture.  But it stands on its own as a great piece of entertainment.  We have a fine blend of experienced community theatre actors and professional actors, some who drive well over 100 miles each way, each night.  In the turbulent times in which we live, you will leave the theatre feeling renewed with a sense of hope for the future.  You really owe it to yourself to see this production.”

Dan’l Boone Inn will cater the meal, serving fried chicken, country ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stewed apples, biscuits and strawberry shortcake. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM with the play to follow at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $35.00 for dinner and the show, $17.50 for balcony seats only.  You may purchase tickets by calling the HUB Box Office at 726-8871 or you may go by the HUB Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 PM with the exception of one hour when the box office is closed for lunch from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM.