AUDITIONS for Over the River and Through the Woods

Directed by Kevin Poole

Call backs are Wed. Sept. 1 at 7-10pm

SYNOPSIS:
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 set of 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 but 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, wonders 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.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
Auditioners will be asked to come prepared to read cold from the script. Each auditioner should plan to spend about five to ten minutes auditioning for the Director.  If necessary, a call back audition will be held on Wed. September 1st at 7pm. Those auditioners who the Director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to three hours time. 

PERFORMANCES:
The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on October 29th and playing through November 20th. Rehearsals will commence on Monday Sept. 6th and take place 7:00-10:00 pm Mon. – Wed. evenings through opening. No Saturday rehearsals are scheduled at this time.

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings till opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

CHARACTERS:
(all parts are open, some parts may be double-cast)
Ages are approximate and are NOT cast in stone.

Nick Cristano: (30’s.) Third generation Italian-American. Has lunch every Sunday with his two sets of grandparents.

Frank Gianelli: (Early 80’s.) Nick’s maternal grandfather. Native born Italian sent to America when he was a young boy.

Aida Gianelli: (70’s.) Nick’s maternal grandmother. A genius with tomato, pasta dough and garlic.

Nunzio Cristano: (70’s.) Nick’s paternal grandfather. First generation Italian-American. Good hearted loudmouth who harbors a secret.

Emma Cristano: (70’s.) Nick’s paternal grandmother. First generation Italian-American. Very direct and a little pushy.

Caitlin O’Hare: (Late 20’s.) Attractive and charming Irish-American. The daughter of Emma’s canasta partner who is set up on a blind date with Nick.

Click here to visit the PlazaCo Auditions page for more info:

http://www.plaza-theatre.com/audition-detail.asp?ShowID=88

Click here to make an audition appointment:

http://www.appointmentquest.com/provider/2040169233?schedule=overtheriverandthroughthewoods

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