by Nick Payne
Directed by Mark Cajigao
February 2nd, 2024
Under the dome at the Hudson River Museum as part of the Museum's Free First Fridays.
Directed by Mark Cajigao
Marianne - Meghan Covington
Roland - David Covington
Special thanks to:
Senior Manager, Planetarium and Science Programs
Saralinda B. Lichtblau
Assistant Director, Education
About River's Edge Theatre Company
River's Edge Theatre Company (RETCo) is a NY State non-profit organization with the mission to reflect the human experience, spark conversation, and inspire social change through performance. RETCo invites theatergoers to step to the outer limits of their comfort zone as they shed light on some of society's most pressing issues. In addition to producing quality, thought provoking performances in Westchester, NY, RETCo also offers classes and workshops that place emphasis on the social emotional benefits of theatre education, allowing students to collaborate and create in a fun and nurturing environment.
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About the Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-evolving collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations. The HRM’s new West Wing offers sweeping views of the Hudson River in dedicated exhibition galleries. The campus also includes Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.
Hours and Admission: The HRM is open to the public Wednesday–Friday starting February 1, 12–5pm, Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. Learn more and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit.
Mark Cajigao (Director)
Mark is very happy to be working again with River's Edge Theatre Company. He is an actor, singer, director and producer who has worked on stage and in film in NYC, regionally, and as far abroad as Cairo, Egypt. Mark also co-curates RETCo’s Cold Reads series, where every month local actors tackle a different play with no prior rehearsal. He lives with his family in Hastings on Hudson, and holds degrees from Wagner College and The New School for Drama. Mark is a proud member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild.
David Covington (Roland)
David began his performance career tap dancing his way across the globe with the internationally acclaimed company of TAP DOGS. Other tap dance credits include Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kennedy Center's 13th Annual Gala: A Salute to the 1940’s Broadway Musical with the National Symphony Orchestra In Washington D.C., David founded his own tap company, MetroTAP, and youth company, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble. David has appeared in numerous stage performances Off-Broadway and regionally, including performances at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, Arena Stage, Theater Row, and the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.
Meghan Covington (Marianne)
Meghan started working professionally as an actor almost 20 years ago in her hometown of Richmond, VA. Her most notable performance work took place regionally on the stages of The Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co, The Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre in Washington DC, and Firehouse Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre Lab in Richmond, VA. Most recently she performed in RETCo's productions of The Parking Lot and Every Brilliant Thing. Notable playwriting credits include RETCo's Ichabod, Riverside Haunts Episodes I and II and The Provider. Meghan has ar BFA in Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently servers as Artistic Director and board president of RETCo.
Next Onstage for River's Edge Theatre Co.
Poetry and Pajamas
February 10th, 8pm-10pm
At the River's Edge Theatre Co. Studio
Grab your Valentine, friend, or lover and your favorite pajamas (robes, silks, fluffy bunny pjs…whatever your heart desires)! You are invited to a fun-filled night featuring some of the most romantic poems of all time read by some of the most talented actors in the Rivertowns. The event starts with a reception where you can sip, snack, and mingle, and ends with our sexy poetry slam. Did we mention cheese is provided by Bloomy Dobbs?
2 Truths and a Lie
(an interactive storytelling experience)
March 2rd 7:30pm
Bethany Arts Community
In these uncertain times it’s hard to tell the difference between truth and lie... River’s Edge Theatre Co. presents its signature interactive storytelling experience. Witness 6 storytellers share their stories live on stage and then test your intuition to see if you can tell who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. The audience votes TRUTH or LIE.
Get tickets HERE.
Special thanks to these special folks for making this and future productions possible:
Steve & Joanne Auerbach
Bill and Lisa Schonberg
Dyane Laurin and Pascal Tomecek
Ryan Michael Hayes
And ALL of our donors!