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www.theatrefrisco.com

972-370-2266
NON EQUITY

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

Written by Joe DiPietro

Director | Sherri Small

  Casting Sites and online agencies – Do NOT repost! This is a local DFW casting search only.  

THEATRE FRISCO WILL BE USING ONLY FULLY VACCINATED CAST, CREW,
AND PRODUCTION TEAM ON THIS PRODUCTION

These are not normal times. Theatre Frisco is proceeding very cautiously into producing this show with the health and safety of all involved our top priority. Mask and social distancing guidelines will be strictly adhered to for auditions. The audition form will ask if you have been vaccinated for Covid 19. THEATRE FRISCO WILL BE USING ONLY FULLY VACCINATED CAST, CREW, AND PRODUCTION TEAM ON THIS PRODUCTION.

 

   Synopsis    Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro is a touching, funny memory play about family love, relationships, and heartbreaks that life inevitably offers.

Nick Cristano may be living the life of a modern young professional in New York City, but his loving grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in New Jersey, in the bosom of his tenacious, tender-hearted, loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents, who live two doors down from each other in Hoboken, and who lavish all of their affection on their last unmarried grandchild. Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When he is offered an important promotion in Seattle, Washington, Nick threatens to break this routine by a distance of some 2,800 miles! Frank, Aida, Emma, and Nunzio are heartbroken at the prospect of their beloved grandson raising a family all the way across the country -- or worse, not raising a family at all! Besides the usual tactics of emotional blackmail, in order to keep him safe at home, these wily elders cook up a matchmaking scheme, inviting lovely nurse Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner.

   Audition Dates    Sunday, Jan 16, 2:30 – 5:30pm and Monday, Jan 17, from 7:00 – 9:30pm. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, Jan 20. By appointment at the Black Box Theater located in the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034, SE corner of Cotton Gin Road and the North Dallas Tollway.

   Required   Bring a headshot and resume. There will be cold readings from the script at the audition. 

   Cast   All roles are open 3 M and 3 F. All ethnic identities are encouraged to audition.

 

Nick Cristano | 30s
 

Frank Gianelli | Nick's maternal grandfather


Aida Gianelli | Nick's maternal grandmother


Nunzio Cristano | Nicks' paternal grandfather


Emma Cristano | Nick's paternal grandmother


Caitlin O'Hare | late 20s

   Performance Dates    April 8 - 24; Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday Nights at 8:00, the 2nd Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:30 on April 23. Performances will be at the Black Box Theatre in the Frisco Discovery Center. 

   Rehearsals   Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb 28. Rehearsals will typically be Monday through Thursday evenings. Actors will receive a $250 stipend.

   Appointments   To book an appointment, email auditionstheatrefrisco@gmail.com. For additional information on auditions, call 214-673-3081. IF YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME AND ARE UNABLE TO KEEP IT, PLEASE CONTACT US AND CANCEL IT!

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