Welcome to Indian Valley Theatre
Laughing until you cry. . . crying because it’s all you can do. . . tapping your feet and singing from your seat. . . What is this? Broadway, off broadway, off-off broadway? Actually, it’s how volunteer community actors from Indian Valley Theatre have been thrilling audiences from Sandwich and area towns for more than three decades – and the kind of shtick they do best.
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Over the River and Through the Woods
This play, about a young woman dealing with her two sets of overbearing grandparents, is witty and poignant, and addresses issues of family relationships with a satisfying, old-fashioned point of view.
Nicki is a single, Italian-American woman from New Jersey. Her parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean her family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, she sees both sets of her grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until she has to tell them that she’s been offered a dream job. The job she’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take her away from her beloved, but annoying, grandparents. She tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nicki around. How could she betray her family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder her grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Kevin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.
“A hilarious family comedy that is even funnier than his long-running musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. —BackStage. “Loaded with laughs every step of the way.” —Star-Ledger.
Performances: Friday, October 21 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 pm
Venue: Historic Sandwich Opera House
Meredith Eskoff as Nicki….Single 20 something career woman who must decide between staying in NYC to be near both sets of her aging grandparents and taking a great promotion across the country in Seattle.
Mathew Johnson as Nunzio and Sharon Cuneo as Emma….Nicki’s Italian grandparents who want desperately for Nicki to stay in New York.
Thomas Merkel as Frank and Nancy Wiggins as Aida …Nicki’s other set of Italian grandparents who also want Nicki to stay and are hatching a plan with Nunzio and Aida to keep Nicki in NYC.
Tom Stark as Kevin…Handsome, eligible bachelor son of Aida’s Irish canasta partner.
Written by Joe DiPietro. Rights by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.Production Team
Rich Bryan – Director
Connie Cline – Asst. Director
Christine Roe – Producer
Historic Sandwich Opera House
140 E Railroad St, Sandwich, IL 60548