april 20 - april 30
rude mechanics

By Eric Hissom

Bridge Street Theatre,  Catskill, NY





A true repertory actor, credited with a wide range of roles, Eric has appeared in theatres all over the country, and in film and television. He is also a director and playwright, most recently having directed the world premiere of his play, Rude Mechanics, at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York.

shakespeare and the zombie plague of 1590

By Eric Hissom and Richard Henry


 july-august 2024

By William Shakespeare 

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

new plays by Eric Hissom

Rude Mechanics                         Appropriation 

Shakespeare and The Zombie Plague of 1590


Eric Hissom SAG/AEA

Recent Reviews

Rude Mechancis

"Author/Director Eric Hissom has given us a fine taste of good theater..." - Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

"Hissom succeeds in convincing us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that he IS a Bengal Tiger...."- Theater Review Gazette.Net

have you seen this?

"Hissom’s performance is a wonderfully fluid account of Watson: He’s loose and deceptively low-key yet wound tight enough to snap..."- The Washington Post

eric hissom

actor - director - playwright

"Eric Hissom, well-known for his masterful performances, brings us a Menenius full of ruefulness, sarcasm, and fatherly affection. When Coriolanus harangues the mob, Menenius becomes a kind of James Carville of the ancient world, desperately attempting to help the candidate measure up."

-Sophia Howles, DC Theater Arts


"​Eric Hissom ​is very good as the senator Menenius Agrippa in explaining the dilemma, particularly in the famous “stomach” speech that describes the strata of an early democracy.." 

-Roger Catlin, Broadway World


Coriolanus’ Review: The Washington Post