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Over the River and
Through the Woods

by Joe DiPietro
19 November – 5 December

Director: Helen Ellis

Production Coordinator: Peta Ripper


Nick is a single, Italian-American man from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida, but both sets of grandparents are still in New Jersey, four oldies who eat, talk and argue.  Nick’s routine is that he sees Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma every Sunday for dinner. But now he’s been offered a dream job, the job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive. 


However, it’s in Seattle and would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. They don’t take the news at all well and launch into a series of schemes to keep their adored grandson around,  and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely, and single, Caitlin O’Hare as bait. Nick is torn, and has a panic attack, resulting in having to stay several days with them, and as a result really gets to know his grandparents.


A witty and poignant play that addresses the issues of family relationships that change with each generation.



Nick: Rowan Howard
Caitlin - Francesca Bianchi
Frank: Richard Pannell
Aida - Sandy Green
Nunzio: Bob Harsley
Emma: Carol Shelbourn

Stage Manager: Maria Haughey

Assistant Stage Manager: Kerry Drumm

Set Design: George Tranter

Lighting Design: Patrick Slee

Audio Design: Helen Ellis and Patrick Slee

Costume Design: Tony Tartaro

Poster: Janine Evans



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