Wednesday, November 9, 2011


OVERTHERIVER_COLORresizeOver the River and Through the Woods
By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Eric Hafen

WHEN: November 17 – December 4, 2011, Nov. 17 at 2 & 7:30 PM, Nov. 18 and 19 at 8 PM, Nov. 20 at 2 PM, Nov. 25 and 26 at 8 PM, Nov. 27 at 2 PM , Dec. 1 at 2 and 7 PM . Thursday Night Chat), Dec. 2 & 3 at 8 PM  and Dec. 4 at 2 PM 
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
TICKETS: $40 for the General Public, $36 for Senior Citizens, $33 for Morris Museum and Bickford Theatre Guild Members, and $20 for Students (18 or under or with valid college ID).
To purchase tickets or for further information, please contact the Bickford Theatre Box Office at 973.971.3706 or visit

Over the River and Through the Woods tells the story of Nick, a twenty-something New York City bachelor who spends every Sunday across the river in Hoboken with his Italian-American grandparents. But that's all about to change now that he's been offered his dream job—in Seattle. His grandparents are not ready to let him go, and they embark on a scheme to keep Nick around, using their lovely neighbor Caitlin as bait—with heartwarming and hilarious results. Don't miss this endearing family comedy by Joe DiPietro, filled with love, laughter & lasagna!

Over the River and Through the Woods ran Off-Broadway from 1998 to 2000 at the John Houseman Theatre for 800 performances and has been produced all over the world. The play will be performed with the original music from the Off-Broadway run. The composer is Jimmy Roberts, who also collaborated with Joe DiPietro on I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change.
"Loaded with laughs every step of the way." —Star-Ledger

About the Playwright, Joe DiPietro
Playwright Joe DiPietro, a New Jersey native from Oradell, is also the author of I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, (the second longest running off-Broadway musical), Memphis (2010 Tony-award winner for Best Musical), All Shook Up and The Toxic Avenger.

Over the River and Through the Woods stars Ed Schiff, of Livingston, as Frank; Nancy Lee Ryan, of West Orange, as Aida; Jerry Marino, of Lake Ariel, PA, as Nunzio; Terri Sturtevant, of Warren, as Emma; Michael Bernardi, of Jersey City, as Nick; and Noreen Hughes, of Bloomfield, as Caitlin.

Bickford Theatre Artistic Director Eric Hafen directs, with Set Design by Bill Motyka, Costume Design by Catherine Mason, Lighting Design by Thomas Rowe, and Properties  Design by Heather Urgina. Yumi Matsuura is the Production Stage Manager.