Over the River and Through the Woods
by Joe DiPietro
In this poignant comedy, Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who sees both sets of his doting grandparents every Sunday for dinner. Discover what happens when Nick delivers some life-changing news!
Directed by John Green
Four consecutive weekends starting October 2, 2015:
October 2, 3 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25. Sundays are matinee-only performances at 2:00 p.m.
Who's Who (alphabetically)
JAN ANDERSON (Nick Cristano) is a Healdsburg resident and has been with The Camp Rose Players for several years now. His roles here have seen him taking on characters as varied as a vampire ghost to a 1900's era, rich French playboy. Aside from spending some of his free time acting with us at Camp Rose, Jan make his living as a voice actor recording commercials, educational materials, telephone greetings and corporate presentations for clients all around the world. If you'd like to find out more about Jan's voice acting, please visit his website at www.ja-voiceworks.com.
BILL GARNER (Frank Gianelli) Jane Moore offered me my first Camp Rose part in 1994. After that, Jane gave me the honor of playing Prof. Harold Hill, Nathan Detroit, Emile de Becque, and, as they say, "many more." Dear Jane was the greatest theater "life force" and director I have ever worked with. Over the years I've acted in several Sonoma County venues. None was as fun nor as challenging as strutting the "limited" Camp Rose boards. It's great to be back with my Camp Rose family--on both sides of the lights.
JOHN GREEN (Director) has been active in the Sonoma County Theater community for 35 years as an actor, director and producer. He has been involved in over 80 productions, and has appeared as an actor in over 50 at Camp Rose dating from “See How They Run” in 1979. He has avoided playing the leading role in all but two and is best known for making small and supporting parts memorable and making the other actors look good. John takes the helm this time as director for the current production.
KATE MINTUN (Caitlin O'Hare) Kate has been a member of the Camp Rose Players for over 10 years, and has loved every minute of it. Some highlights include playing Philia in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", Margot in "Dial 'M' For Murder", and Gigi in "Gigi". She holds a degree in theatre from UC Davis. The Players are one big happy family and Kate says she's delighted to be a part of any production!
JoANNA NOBLE (Aida Gianelli) JoAnna has been a silver smith for over 35 years, creating beautiful hand crafted jewelry using a hammer and an anvil. Her artistry extends to the stage where her theatrical resume most recently includes work as actor and director with the Raven Players. In the past, JoAnna has been involved with several Sonoma County theater groups including the Camp Rose Players. JoAnna loves sing and shares her creative time performing with the Healdsburg Community Chorus.
CAROL NOVAK (Emma Cristano) A true lover and supporter of theatre, from both the audience and upon the stage, Carol Novak has an affinity for performance, from her years teaching school, working the Tasting Room at Dry Creek Vineyard, performing at the Raven in SEX, MONEY, RAGE, and in countless shows with the Camp Rose Players. In high school she starred as Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY; in the recent Camp Rose production of same, she starred as Mrs. Higgins. From ingénue to matriarch and all parts in between, Carol particularly loved her roles at Camp Rose in TURKEY ISLAND, SOMETHING’S AFOOT, LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS, GUYS AND DOLLS, EVANGELINE and THE CANTERVILLE GHOST- both times. Her role of “Harriette” in I'LL GET MY MAN was great fun, particularly working the British accent and manner.
Born and raised in Sonoma County, ERIKA SPEARS (Lighting, Sound, Stage Manager) is thrilled to have recently joined the Camp Rose Players. Being involved in numerous theatrical productions as a child (including Winnie the Pooh and The Little Prince), and an avid audience member as an adult, Erika fell in love with Camp Rose’s unique atmosphere during a production of Gigi. She was able to join the crew with their performance of “I'LL GET MY MAN” as interim stage manager. She is now hooked, and looks forward to participicating for many shows to come. When she is not attending rehearsals or performances, Erika is an educator at a local school, an amateur photographer, and a passionate cook. For this production, Erika splits her role with Suzanne Webb.
JENNIFER TREMONT (Crew) has been with The Camp Rose Players since it's inception in 1976 when she appeared as “Billy the Cabin Boy” in Josepha and Captain Fitch, our very first show. She's worked on stage and behind the scenes. Her favorite role was the Prostitute in No Sex Please Were British. She looks forward to working with her sister, resident director, Suzanne Webb for many years to come. Jennifer is also a freelance hair stylist in TV and feature films, the most recent being THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE HUNGER GAMES sequel.
DARRYL WEBB (Set Construction and Sound Effects), who has been in numerous Camp Rose productions since 1983. Outside of the theatre, Darryl works as a recording engineer, video editor and film music composer (www.langewebbmusic.com).
SUZANNE WEBB (Lighting, Sound, Stage Manager) has directed and produced six shows, following in her mother Jane Moore's footsteps. Her training includes many years as resident stage manager at Camp Rose. Sue loves the creative process, working with this special ensemble of actors and crew, and the spirit of what true community theater embodies. When not at Camp Rose, Sue is a trade show and confrence director for a local wine trade magazine and event company. For this production, Sue has turned over the director's chair to friend and colleague, John Green. For this production, Suzanne splits her role with Erika Spears.
WARREN WESTON (Nunzio Cristano) There is no part too large or small for Warren Weston who has been in each and every production since he first set foot on the Camp Rose stage. From playing Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" to King Henry II in "The Lion in Winter" (and just about everything in between) Warren has made the most of his character portrayals and has a loyal following as part of the Camp Rose family.
"Over the River and Through the Woods" presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.