“Tengo famiglia!” — an Italian expression that means “hold the family together” — weaves its way throughout “Over the River and Through the Woods,” the hit off-Broadway comedy written by Joe DiPietro, presented by Riverbend Players October 17 – November 1. This clever comedy spotlights the priority shift in the younger generation from family-centered identities to career-driven ones.
Directed by Jeff Slamal, the story takes shape after 29 year-old grandson Nick announces that a job promotion would move him across the country from New Jersey to Seattle. His crestfallen Italian grandparents immediately plot to make him stay. A barrage of humor and sentimentality ensues as Nick’s grandparents try to change his mind about moving, by introducing a charming young woman into the mix. The cast includes Peter McClure, Annie Naranjo-Rivera, Janet Robinson, Mike Scott, Sedona Torres, Michael Dinan.
Come to enjoy “Over the River and Through the Woods” at the North County Recreation District Theater, 36155 Ninth St, Nehalem, OR. Show times are as follows:
Friday 10/23 & 10/30 7 p.m.
Saturday 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 7 p.m.
Sunday 10/18 & 11/01 2 p.m.
Admission is $15 (children under 12 free). For information or advance tickets call 503-368-7008.