Someone recommended that Virginia R. Biles read the play "Over the River and Through the Woods." The director was told it was in interesting play, so she read it - and liked it.
"It speak to anyone who is a grandparent or has ever had grandparents," Biles says. "I see some of my own grandparents in it, and myself, and (husband) George."
"Over the River and Through the Woods," which opens Friday, is a comedy - not a farce, Biles points out - about four Italian grandparents who live in Hoboken, N.J. Frank and Aida (John Penick and Anne Byrom) and Nunzio and Emma (Dale Kihlman and Punch Violette) are first-generation Americans, and family is most important to them, Biles explains.
"Their grandson, Nick (Gordon Couch), comes to them and says he has a promotion" that would take him to Seattle, Biles adds. His grandparents are devastated.