Last night, Joe, my husband and I attended the world Premier Performance of Rigatoni, a comedy- mystery written by Aaron Emke, and directed by Amy Emke of Pawling.
Produced by the newly forming Pawling Players, the performance was celebrated at the Pawling Firehouse as a Dinner Theatre presentation and “Friend Raiser.”. The evening was most entertaining. Pawling Theatre Company, established twenty eight years ago, has evolved into an organization, presently with the Pawling Players at the helm, in which the community can take much pride.
The very versatile cast members comprised of your friends and neighbors, are Gary McNerney; Chris Shaw (artistic concepts); Pam DeHuff; Daniel Burke; Katherine F. Freston; Carole Meluso; Danielle Gentile; Jamie Stone; Aaron Emke (also sound designer); Naomi Thurst; Valerie Kagan-Coon; Martin Posner; Christine Bexley (producer and scenic painter), and Noah Emke.
Further lending their talents to the evening’s events were Margaret Swick, set and lighting designer; Anne Wagner, Veronica Roberts, and this writer (Dinner Committee). The cast and crew worked so beautifully as an ensemble in a play that required masterful timing and characterizations and the results… just a joy to behold!
If you were unable to attend Rigatoni at the firehouse, the Pawling Players welcome you to join them for a very charming and delightful evening of homegrown theatre this coming weekend.
Rigatoni will be presented at Pawling High School’s auditorium, Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door the evening of the performance. For further information, please call 845-473-7653 or log on to the Pawling Players new website at pawlingplayers.org.