Tickets Now Available for McMurry University’s Theatre Production of Over the River and Through the Woods

  Gary Ellison
  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:21 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Tickets are now on sale for McMurry Theatre Department's second production of the season, Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro, directed by McMurry student Shawnee Davis for her senior project.

Over the River and Through the Woods focuses on Nick, a single Italian-American from New Jersey, who visits both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. With his parents living in Florida and sister living in California, his family is spread out, but that does not mean his family doesn't still live in Jersey. He shows up religiously to dinner every week.

When he gets offered his dream job---marketing executive---he has to make a decision that could take him away from his fun and incredibly annoying grandparents. The news of the job doesn't sit well and so begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. His grandparents wonder how he could betray their love to move to Seattle for a job. Frank, Aida, Nunzio, and Emma do their best which even includes bringing a lovely and unmarried dinner guest, Caitlin O'Hare, along on a crazy adventure.

The play runs November 13-15 and November 20-22, with a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the general public on Friday and Saturday, with all tickets $2 on Thursday nights. McMurry faculty, staff, and students receive a $2 discount for Friday and Saturday performances. Tickets can be purchased at or at the box office in the Ryan Fine Arts Building lobby from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information please call the box office at 325-793-3889.

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