West Hudson Arts & Theater Company is thrilled to announce that the first Main Stage production of the 2023-24 Season will be Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, by Matt Cox. This exciting production will be directed by Allyssa Hynes. Stage Manager is Ed Shea.
Summary: Puffs is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too.
This fast-paced, clever play looks at a familiar adventure from a new perspective – of three potential heroes just trying to survive a rather dangerous school alongside a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. This hilariously heartfelt tale asks what it means to be a “side character” in an epic adventure.
Venue: 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. South, Harrison, NJ (the former Holy Cross High School)
Production Dates: October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 7:30 pm/ October 22 at 2:00 pm
Rating: PG-13 (There is some adult language and magical battlefield violence within the show)
Tickets: $20 Adults or $15 Seniors/Students
Tickets may be available at the door
Nelson DePasquale – Uncle Dave/Goyle /A Certain Potions Teacher/Mr. Nick/Hermeoone #3/Ric Gryff/Viktor/Mr. Bagman/ Zach Smith
Richard Dwyer – A Very Tall Man/Sorting Hat/Real Mr. Moody/Ghost History Teach / Professor Turban/SS Security/Death Buddy/Voiceover
Samantha Egge – Ginny/Frenchy/Rowena/Professor Sprouty/Anthony Goldstein/Professor Lanny/Hermeoone #2/Scorpy/Death Buddy
Tim Firth – Mr. Voldy/First Headmaster/Sal
Brooke Gorsica – Harry/Helga
Lillian Hope – Leanne/Runes Teach
John Jesse Jeffords – Narrator
Jessica Jones – Susie Bones/Colin/Myrtle/Hermeoone #1
Joseph Jones – Oliver Rivers
Chloe Kiefer – Megan Jones
Maggie Madere – Hannah/Professor McG/SS Security
Nick Maes – J. Finch Fletchley/Clumsy Longbottom/ Fat Friar/2nd Headmaster/Seamus Finnegan
Dylan Myers – Wayne Hopkins
Maria Ruppert – Sally Perks/Bippy/ Rita Scooter
Prat Shekhar – Ernie Mac/SS Security
Deke Stoklosa – Cedric/Blondo Malfoy/Professor Locky/ DJ/Death Buddy
Roberta Stone – Xavia Jones/Ms. Babble/SS Security
Original poster art created for WHATCo by Ashton Nanke
“Puffs (Two Act Edition)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.