Over the River and Through the Woods

Written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Maureen Style. This production was done on a ‘theatre in the round’ experience.

Cast List:

Nick Cristano –  Joel Ruskamp
Caitlin O’Hare –  Katie Behr
Aida Gianelli  –  – Mary Haugen
Frank Gianelli –  Kurt Schulz
Emma Cristano –  Sonja Johnson
Nunzio Cristano –  Bill Haas

Cast Caricature

Over the River and Through the Woods cast caricature by Bill Haas

About the Play:

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.