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Over the River and Through the Woods (2019)

Sugar Factory Playhouse presents “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro and directed by Kate Rufener.

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 his plans, and 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. But we won’t give away the ending here!

Performances will be held April 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Hall in West Jordan (1137 W. 7800 S.). Doors open a half hour before the show, and seating is unassigned. Patrons are encouraged to bring a seat cushion.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for children (12 and under), students (with ID), seniors (60 and over), and groups of 10 or more (must purchase tickets at the same time).


Nick Cristano: Michael Dodge

Frank Gianelli: Merrill Dodge

Aida Gianelli: Linda Garay

Nunzio Cristano: Gary Pimentel

Emma Cristano: Kaye Woodworth

Caitlin O’Hare: Liza Tomkinson

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