“Over The River and Through The Woods” tells the story of Nick, a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents have retired and moved to Florida. That does not mean that his family still isn’t in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. When Nick has to tell his grand parents that he is being offered a dream job in Seattle, the news does not sit so well with them. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around.
Author: Joe DiPietro
Over the River and through the Woods Preview (Curtain Calls 2.3, September 2006)
The box office for “Over the River and Through The Woods” did very well. The show was well-received by both the reviewer and the audiences. As a courtesy, Players stocked up on facial tissues for the tender second act. The reviewer encouraged readers to share this theatrical experience with their own loved ones. While the play dealt with an Italian family, the themes of family are universal. As Frank says early in the show,”Tengo Famiglia!” which means take care of your family.