Reading of “On the Waterfront”

7/28/2009 Bump:

Reminder that the free readings of “On the Waterfront” are today and tomorrow down at Sinatra Park. And keep your eyes on the weather, as rain will move the show over to the Monroe Center. At the moment there is just a slight chance of scattered t-storms…

7/17/2009:

Mark your calendars for July 28th and 29th!
(And note that in case of rain – event will be at the Monroe Theaterspace at 720 Monroe Street).

Free show at Sinatra Park: On the Waterfront

The New Artists Theater Company will present free readings of Budd Schulberg’s “On the Waterfront” screenplay July 28-29 in the Frank Sinatra Park (4th and Sinatra) on the Hoboken Waterfront. Frank Licato will direct the 7 PM readings, which are being produced by Nick Puccio and The Hudson Film Group.

The readings will boast the talents of “Sopranos” stars Vincent Pastore and Robert Funaro as well as Jason Cerbone and Robin Paul.

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Continue reading more after the jump!

(Reading of “On the Waterfront,” continued…)

An affordable night out!

In a statement Garry Pastore of Hudson Film said, “We thought it appropriate to present ‘On The Waterfront’ which was filmed in Hoboken as our gift to the community. We know right now lots of families are hurting and cannot afford a night out. We wanted to make great theater available to everyone.”

In “On the Waterfront,” which is set in 1950’s Brooklyn, “Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union,” according to press notes. “Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to convince him to provide information for the courts that will tumble the racketeers. The Waterfront Crime Commission is about to hold hearings on union crime and underworld infiltration. As workers are turned against each other, Terry inadvertently participates in the murder of fellow longshoreman Joey Doyle, orchestrated by boss Johnny Friendly and aided by Terry’s brother Charley. When Joey’s sister Edie sees more in Terry than he sees in himself and Father Barry urges him on, Terry begins to feel pangs of conscience, examines his past and begins to take responsibility for his actions.”

The 1954 film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg and starred Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb.

Note:(In case of rain – event will be at the Monroe Theaterspace at 720 Monroe Street).

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4 Comments on "Reading of “On the Waterfront”"

Tama Murden
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Re 5., RIP. An incredible screenplay (& movie), for sure.

He was reviled by a lot of his Hollywood colleagues, b/c he named names during the HUAC hearings.

jc5201
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jc5201

Budd Shulberg passed away today. Glad he got to Hoboken one last time to hear his screenplay read.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I’m going to tomorrow’s reading. I’m looking forward to it. I saw the other two play readings. Lampost Reunion was about three years ago. I saw the reading of Marlon Brando sat right here. That was back in June. I’ve never seen On The Waterfront. I think a reading of it on the waterfront. Is a cool concept. It’s better cause it’s free. I wonder if Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) and Gary Pastore are related?

MF
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wow, Jackie Jr. and Big Pussy and Eugene Pontecorvo. pretty cool.

interesting concept.

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