It’s 1928 in the Horseshoe slum of Jersey City, NJ and “No Irish Need Apply”.
Hungry to escape his low status, Teddy Devlin aligns himself with the city’s most infamous political boss, Mayor Frank Hague.
While proud to be a part of the machine that empowers the Irish, Teddy struggles to accept the damage that it does to others.
It’s the American way, but is it the right way?
*Rain Date (if needed): June 18 at 6 PM
**Benefit for MJCH
This is an OUTDOOR EVENT. Folding chairs and tents will be arranged. In the event of rain, the rain date is June 18 @ 6 P.M.
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About the Playwright...
Margo’s plays have been presented in London, Milan, NYC, Colorado Springs, San Diego, Abingdon, VA and at various other theatres across the U.S. Her play “Mistress Marlene” is published in Smith & Kraus’ “Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015” and her play “Mae the Magnificent” received 1st Place (The Standing Ovation Award) in their 2019 anthology. Margo’s full-length, “Let Maisy Rest In Peace” was part of Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of New Plays 2019. Also, Margo was a 1st Prize recipient of the Jerry Kaufman Award for Excellence in Playwriting 2016. More recently, “Blades” was published in Applause Books’ “Best New 10-Minute Plays 2021” and it was presented at The Magnetic Theatre in Asheville NC (2021), at Cornell U (Ithaca) and Watchung Hills Regional High in Warren, NJ (2022).
This production of “Horseshoe Empire” has been supported by public funds from the Jersey City Arts + Culture Fund, and the New Jersey 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, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners. Also, from HCCC and Office of Hudson County Commissioner, Yraida Aponte-Lipski, in partnership with Ward 'C' Councilman Richard Boggiano.
Margo is a member of Dramatist Guild, Actors Studio PDU, American Renaissance Theatre Company, LPTW (League of Professional Theatre Women), AEA, SAG/AFTRA www.margohammond.com