OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
By Joe DiPietro
Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26, 3:00pm
Friday, March 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 5, 3:00pm
Tickets: Adults: $15, Seniors $10
“A hilarious family comedy that is even funnier than his long-running musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. —BackStage.
“Loaded with laughs every step of the way.” —Star-Ledger
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.
A 1998 Off-Broadway hit comedy written by Teaneck, NJ-born playwright and lyricist, Joe DiPietro, Over the River and Through the Woods played at the John Houseman Theatre for 800 performances over two years.