Pat Zaback, who directed last season's Barefoot in the Park for the Engeman, returns to stage the work penned by DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). Over the River... will officially open Aug. 16 and continue through Sept. 14.
Joey Piscopo will star as Nick with John LaGioia (Frank), Elaine Kussack (Aida), Herman Petras (Nunzio), Caroline Rossi (Emma) and Megan McQuillan (Caitlin).
Press notes describe the comedy 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.