August 6, 2018

Windham Theatre Guild auditions for “Over The River & Through the Woods”

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Windham Theatre Guild announces auditions for Joe DiPietro’s Over the River and Through the Woods.

Auditions will take place at the Burton Leavitt Theatre (779 Main Street, Willimantic) on the following dates:

Saturday, August 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and

Tuesday, August 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Over the River and Through the Woods, a witty and heart-warming American comedy, portrays a young New Jersey man who is offered a promotion in Seattle that will take him 2,000 miles away from home, and his Italian-American immigrant grandparents who left behind their own famiglia in Italy for the chance at a better life and the American Dream. These grandparents turn out to be very creative in trying to prevent their grandson from leaving them.

What are the sacrifices people make to pursue opportunities? Should we put work first, or family? Should older generations insist on passing on the value of family and traditions, or is that just a huge guilt trip? These are the deeper themes that are treated in this very funny play by Joe DiPietro.

The play runs November 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018 at the Burton Leavitt Theatre in Willimantic.

Casting Requirements: age/gender:

Nick: male, late 20s-30s

Frank: male, 80

Nunzio; male, 70s

Aida: female, 70s

Emma: female, 70s

Caitlin: female, late 20s

All ages are playing ages. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be provided at auditions. You do not need to prepare a monologue. Please contact director Tina Huey ( if you have any questions.

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