VP 2003 Over the River

Over the River and Through the Woods

Written By: Joe DiPietro
Directed by: Julie Zatko
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Run of Show

“Over the River and Through the Woods” will run May 2-17, 2003, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, second Sunday at 2:00pm.


This hilarious inter-generational comedy centers around Nick, a single Italian-American marketing executive on the fast career track. His parents have long since retired and moved FAR away from the grandparents and, in fact, Nick sees both sets every Sunday for dinner. This has become a comfortable and joyous routine until Nick is offered a dream promotion which will necessitate his relocation to Seattle. This news throws the older generation into a tizzy. The emotionally fraught reactions of the grandparents evolve into a number of hilariously misguided schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including a bit of last-minute matchmaking – which very nearly succeeds!

“A hilarious family comedy that is even funnier than his long running musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” -BackStage.

“Loaded with laughs every step of the way.” -Star-Ledger.

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Nick Jason Dennison
Frank Steve Horowitz
Aida Sybil Small
Nunzio Stephan Gabalac
Emma Pat Rudes
Catlin Rachel Wengrow

Production Staff

Director Julie Zatko
Producers Tom Davis & Sue Dennis
Set Design Jamey Livingston
Stage Manager Libby Lane & Barb Leopold
Book Holder Jean Davis & Jan Lewis
Set Dressing Ryan Mahffey
Lighting Design Deanne Miller
Costume Design Kate Argow & Paige Price
Sound Design Don Weber