Audition Date: Oct 13th @ 7.00pm
Season 2020 – Feb20th – March 14th
Director: Chris Procter
ON GOLDEN POND
Author: Ernest Thompson
On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway. Retired couple Ethel and Norman are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine–fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementoes, is given a bitterly comedic edge by Norman’s unreliable memory and cantankerously morbid statements. When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill’s teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea’s mutual bitterness, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.
4M (16 – 65+)
2F (40 – 65+)
Norman Thayer: Curmudgeon husband to Ethel.
Ethel Thayer: Ten years younger than her husband, she is spritely, active, caregiver.
Charlie Martin: Long-time family friend with a life-long crush on Chelsea.
Chelsea Thayer: Divorced and now engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.
Bill Ray: Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father.
Billy Ray: 16 (needs to look 13) Son of Bill Ray. Typical teenager.