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2315Crave - Taylor Hudson

Company Name: THUD Productions

City/State: Local

Genre: Theatre

Ratings: R - Adult Content

Warnings: rape, pedophilia, eating disorder, addiction, incest and suicide

Venue: City Stage Theatre in Union Station

Show Times:

Fri, 7/21 10:30 PM
Sun, 7/23 9:00 PM
Wed, 7/26 7:30 PM
Fri, 7/28 6:00 PM
Sat, 7/29 9:00 PM


verb [KREYV]
to desire intensely; long (for); to need greatly or urgently; to beg or plead for.

How thin is the line between love, lust, and perversion?
“Crave” is a mesmerizing and emotionally charged play that delves deep into the human psyche and the various ways our desire can manifest. This play deals with heavy themes and comes with an adult content warning.


C - Shea Ketchum
M - Casey Jane
B - ???
A - Tommy Waller

Director - Taylor Hudson
Stage Manager - Gabriel Livingston

Past Fringe Shows:

2022 - 3 by Beckett (Play, Not I, Footfalls) by Samuel Beckett
2019 - Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard & Patti Smith
2018 - The Gnadiges Fraulein by Tennessee Williams

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  1. Jessica Whitfield on July 22, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    A Fringe must see! The actors did a great job with this challenging script. The lighting design and set pieces helped the story come to life. If you want to see something that will make you think and feel something, than this is for you.

  2. Kelsey M. on July 25, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    WOW – I went in with no expectations and was completely shocked, in a good way!
    Very dark and heavy themes but the actors did a fantastic job, and it was actually pretty funny in some spots too. Definitely not for everyone but if you’re able to stomach the heavy topics it’s a rewarding watch. You can tell a lot of work went into this piece from everyone involved, and I thought the lighting really helped direct focus and tell the story. I saw the Sunday show and am hoping to make it back to see it one more time.

  3. Shawn Murphy on July 25, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    A dark, and at times humorous, look into heavy themes of love, rape, abuse, sex, relationships, and family. An extremely stylized and absurd play, Crave was presented with great talent and precision. As a performer I greatly admired the actors abilities to recite such fractured dialogue in a compelling way. A treat to experience visually as well, with excellent and precise lighting design on a simple stage.

    Not for the faint of heart, Crave does not hold your hand through its “story”. If you like dark absurd theatre performed well, Crave is my recommendation!

  4. Mark on July 27, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Crave is the advanced course… I wish I would have taken better notes.

    The topics are testing. The rules of the stage are pushed. The actors are completely and believably bought in. The lighting is a character and brilliantly designed.

    How do I get more theater this complete. Thank you THUD Productions! 5 Stars!

  5. Melissa on July 27, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    Phenomenal performances by a small group of talented actors! The rhythm in which they played off each other was amazing to watch, albeit gruesome subject matter. The original play is from 1998 but the subjects broached are timeless. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  6. Deborah on July 28, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Bravo!!! A challenging script on dark topics is handled superbly by all the creative choices! Well done all! You have one more chance to see this, don’t miss it! I promise you will be challenged, you may feel uncomfortable but you will think. The cast is excellent & Taylor’s direction & staging, lighting choices & sound all weave together beautifully. I dare say this is Fringe.

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