Engeman's Over the River and Through the Woods, with Piscopo, Opens Aug. 16

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The Engeman Theatre production of Joe DiPietro's Over the River and Through the Woods officially opens Aug. 16.
Joey Piscopo
Joey Piscopo

The Hoboken-set comedy, under the direction of Pat Zaback, began performances Aug. 14 and plays through Sept. 14 at the Long Island theatre. Joey Piscopo appears as Nick with John LaGioia (Frank), Elaine Kussack (Aida), Herman Petras (Nunzio), Caroline Rossi (Emma) and Megan McQuillan (Caitlin).

Press notes describe Over the River… as "a hilarious tale of two sets of Italian-American grandparents living in Hoboken, and their 29 year-old grandson, Nick. When Nick announces that he wants to move to Seattle, his grandparents are stunned. Why would he, they wonder, want to leave his family? To his grandparents, who have already lost Nick's sister and parents to distant cities, Nick's desire to leave New Jersey for professional advancement makes no sense. Their plan to keep Nick in New Jersey leads to comical and unexpected results."

The design team comprises Sonoka Fukuma Gozelski (scenic design), Bobbi Morse (costume design), Justin A. Partier (lighting design) and Katherine Miller (sound design).

For tickets call (631) 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

The Engeman Theater is located at 250 Main Street in Northport, Long Island, NY.

<i>Over the River</i>'s John LaGioia, Caroline Rossi, Joey Piscopo, Megan McQuillan, Elaine Kussack and Herman Petras.
Over the River's John LaGioia, Caroline Rossi, Joey Piscopo, Megan McQuillan, Elaine Kussack and Herman Petras. Photo by Anthony Caporale
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