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Presented by the White Rock Players Club.
THE STORY: 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 sets of his 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. 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, wonder 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…we won’t give the ending away here.
Over the River and Through the Woods is a play about the relationship between a grandson and his four grandparents. It is a wonderful mixture of comedy and pathos, exploring the changing dynamics of family life and, by extension, the erosion of family ties as children and grandchildren scatter across the country. The grandparents struggle to come to terms with the departure of their grandson who announces he has been offered a promotion that will take him to Seattle. The wily grandparents try guilt, matchmaking and food in a hilarious series of attempts to persuade him to stay in New Jersey.
June 1-18, 2022
Wed / Thu | $15 | 8pm
Fri – Sat | 8pm
Sunday Matinees | 2:30pm
Adult | $28 / Student & Senior | $24
www.whiterockplayers.ca/shows or 604.536.7535 for tickets!