Over the River and Through the Woods
When: 11 June - 9 July
Where: Fortune Theatre
Nick, a single Italian American living in New Jersey, has dinner every Sunday with his two sets of doting – but overbearing – grandparents. When he tells them that he has been offered his dream job and a new life in Seattle, the news doesn’t go down very well at all. His grandparents start to scheme ways to keep him in town, including introducing him to the lovely – and single – Caitlin O’Hare.
Byron Coll (All Black fan “Tim” in the MasterCard adverts; “Penguin” in Top of the Lake) stars as Nick, the young man torn between family and career advancement, and Nadya Shaw Bennett (Flagons & Foxtrots; The Motor Camp; Farley’s Arcade) plays the charmingly down-to-earth Caitlin, who forces him to rethink his attitude towards his grandparents. The cast is rounded out by Simon O’Connor (Play; Outside Mullingar; The War Play), Karen Elliot (Hush; The Keys are in the Margarine; Be | Longing), Steven Ray (You Can Always Hand Them Back; Mary Poppins) and Jane Waddell (A Shortcut to Happiness; Joyful and Triumphant), who play the lively quartet of grandparents determined to keep their Nick close at hand.
Charm, wit and warmth abound in this delightful comedy. A winter treat not to be missed!
Post submitted by Lucy Summers