Nick Cristano may be living the life of a modern young professional in New York City, but his loving grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in New Jersey, in the bosom of his tenacious, tender-hearted, loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents, who live two doors down from each other in Hoboken, and who lavish all of their affection on their last unmarried grandchild. Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When he is offered an important promotion in Seattle, Washington, Nick threatens to break this routine by a distance of some 2,800 miles! Frank, Aida, Emma, and Nunzio are heartbroken at the prospect of their beloved grandson raising a family all the way across the country -- or worse, not raising a family at all! Besides the usual tactics of emotional blackmail, in order to keep him safe at home, these wily elders cook up a matchmaking scheme, inviting lovely nurse Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner. Will the prospect of true love keep Nick from moving across the country? Over the River and Through the Woods is a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow.
Production Dates March 20, 22, 28 & 29, 2020
Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays 5-8pm, Monday and Wednesdays 6-9pm
First Rehearsal: Sunday December 8th, 2019
Location: Flanagan Theater, Southgate at Shrewsbury, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury MA
Location is same for auditions, rehearsals & performances
Audition Dates: Sunday Dec 1st 2-5pm & Monday Dec 2nd 6-9pm
Actors need only attend one evening. No appointments are necessary. Please be prepared to stay for the whole audition time. If able, please bring a headshot and resume.
Please prepare two short contrasting monologues.
Callbacks: Wednesday Dec 4th 6-9pm
Actors of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to audition
Frank (Supporting): Male, 50-70
Nick's grandfather, Italian American.
Nunzio (Supporting): Male, 50-70
Nick's other grandfather, Italian American.
Aida (Supporting): Female, 50-70
Nick's grandmother, Italian American.
Emma (Supporting): Female, 50-70
Nick's other grandmother, Italian American.
Nick (Lead): Male, 25-35
young, Italian American, likable, attractive, devoted to his extended family.
Caitlin O'Hare (Supporting): Female, 25-35
lovely, single, Irish American, the family's bait to keep Nick at home in Jersey.