River’s Edge Players

Virtual Theater for Covid-19

All the world’s a stage – even your laptop! We’re making theater remotely this year, hope you can join us!

A Christmas Carol: Virtual Auditions

Feeling festive? We’re working on a NEW radio play adaptation of A Christmas Carol, directed by Jen Finn, to be released in December. 

Adaptation written by Peter Worrest, our REAA president.

Sign up now to audition! 

Coming Soon: Playwriting Classes and Workshops

Playwriting 101
Coming this spring, Sarah Worrest will teach a virtual introduction to playwriting. This multi-week course will help you put pen to paper on a play of your own, with writing prompts and guidance from a pro. More info coming soon!



Short-Play Workshop
Later this spring, Sarah Worrest will facilitate a series of workshops for emerging playwrights to have their short-plays workshopped virtually by local actors. This is an invaluable opportunity to see your work up on its digital feet.

Virtual Short-Play Festival
Finally, late this spring, we’ll be showcasing works from our classes and workshops, along with work from other local playwrights and published plays, as a virtual short-play festival. Stay tuned for more details about submitting your work, directing, or acting for this project!



The River’s Edge Players is the community theater programming of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance. It was formed in 2006 to fill a need for an adult-based theatrical group. Initially for adult performers only, REP has expanded to include actors of all ages to produce high-quality plays and musicals.  We partner with local community education programs to offer workshops in auditioning, improv, musical theater dance, play writing, and acting.

River’s Edge Players Performance History

Fall 2019 – The Addams Family
Fall 2018 – Pop-Up Play Festival, featuring original and published worksSpring 2018 – Theater for Young Audiences; Thumbelina and The King’s New Clothes
Summer 2017 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Summer 2016 – Oliver!
Spring 2016 – Alice in Wonderland
Fall 2015 – Child’s Play: A Cabaret
Summer 2015 – Cabaret
Spring 2015 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Fall 2014 – Cabaret for Compassion
Summer 2014 – The Music Man
Spring 2014 – Our Town
Winter 2013 – Amahl & The Night Visitors and The Gift of the Magi
Fall 2013 – Hometown Harmonies: A Cabaret
Summer 2013 – The Secret Garden
Spring 2013 – Blithe Spirit
Winter 2012 – A Christmas Carol the Musical
Fall 2012 – Haunting Melodies: A Broadway Cabaret
Summer 2012 – 9 to 5, the Musical
Spring 2012 – Short Play Festival
Winter 2011 – Steel Magnolias
Winter 2011 – The Little Town of Christmas
Fall 2011 – Once Upon a Broomstick
Summer 2011 – Seussical
Spring 2011 – The Hollow
Winter 2010 – Scrooge
Fall 2010 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs adapted
Summer 2010 – Urinetown
Spring 2010 – The Importance of Being Earnest
Summer 2009 – Damn Yankees
Spring 2009 – ‘Til Death Do Us Part: A Wedding Deception an improvised murder mystery/dinner theater
Winter 2008 – A Christmas Carol
Fall 2008 – Alice in Wonderland adapted
Summer 2008 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!
Spring 2008 – Rumors
Fall 2007 – It’s Murder in the Wings!
Summer 2007 – Fame, the Musical
Spring 2007 – But Why Bump Off Barnaby?
Fall 2006 – The Servant of Two Masters
Summer 2006 – Godspell

River’s Edge Players Actors Win DASH Awards


1st row  L-R: Lynne Johnson, Kevin Santos, Jamie Shea, Kathy Wilkinson
2nd row L – R  Cathy Koerwer and Karen Bishop
3rd Row L – R Paul Johnson and Killian Vega

The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that EMACT, the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, has named the following River’s Edge Players as part of their Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors (DASH) for their performance work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Lynne Johnson.

Hudson Resident, Kevin Santos took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for his amazing portrayal of the role of Martini. Tying for the award of Best Youth Actor in a Play was college freshman Ryan Bonner of Boylston, MA for his fantastic portrayal of the young and impressionable Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest performed in April.  The DASH awards are part of a long standing EMACT tradition, with 118 plays and musicals from well-known Community Theater groups from Eastern Massachusetts competing for awards.

The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization which brings the full spectrum of the arts to the Hudson and Marlborough area. We offer opportunities to experience visual and performing arts through participation and attendance. The organization is supported by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses from more than 30 communities. For more information visit upwitharts.org.