| Audition Notice
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
Written by Joe DiPietro
Director | Sherri Small
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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 email@example.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!