Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro

17 – 21 November, 2009. The Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre.

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…

CAST: NICK CRISTANO – Terry Fahy, FRANK GIANELLI – Joe McPartlin, AIDA GIANELLI – Nuala Kirby, NUNZIO CRISTANO – Noel Gaskin, EMMA CRISTANO – Anne Doring, CAITLIN O’HARE – Elaine Walsh.
PRODUCTION: DIRECTOR – Moira Walsh, SET DESIGN – Deirdre Connick, LIGHTING DESIGN – Gary O’Daly, MAKE-UP – Ruth Draper, POSTER ARTWORK – De Lyons Doyle, PROGRAMME LAYOUT – Maeve Kelly, STAGE CATERING – Linda Kinsella, PHOTOGRAPHY – John Power, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Tony Matthews, SET BUILDING – Sean Heney & Joe McPartlin, SET PAINTING – Una O’Boyle, STAGE MANAGER – Orla Morgan & Denise Guiney, STAGE CREW – Rosemary O’Loughlin, Colette Murphy, & Derek Green, LIGHTING & SOUND – Conor Biddle, TECHNICAL ASSISTANT – Adam Walsh.