Actors prepare for Nicolet Players’ fall play
Performances begin this weekend
The story that unfolds in Over the River and Through the Woods revolves around a close-knit Italian New Jersey family, with the focus specifically on grandson Nick.
For years Nick has made it a weekly tradition to get together with both sets of grandparents to have a relaxing Sunday dinner.
Then one day the company Nick works for offers him his dream job as a marketing executive. There’s only one catch. It’s across the country in Seattle.
The news doesn’t sit well at all with the grandparents and they quickly devise a scheme and play matchmaker by inviting the lovely – and single – Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner.
Comedy ensues and the plot thickens as the grandparents launch their master plan to keep their precious Nick close to home.
“The storyline just keeps building and building and it’s just hilarious,” said veteran actor Marcia Sattelberg, who said she has been in more than 40 different productions since 1990.
Instead of having 20 to 30 actors in a production like she’s experienced with other theater troupes, Sattelberg said she really enjoys the smaller casts the Nicolet Players commonly offer.
“You can really get to know the other actors, their little idiosyncrasies, and then use that as we develop our characters,” she said.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3; Thursday through Saturday Nov. 8 to 10; and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11. Tickets can be ordered online at nicoletlive.com or by calling 715-365-4646.