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On Golden Pond
A Drama by Ernest Thompson

This is the story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, with heart palpitations and a failing memory, but he is still as tart-tongued, observant, and eager for life as ever. Ethel, the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancÚ, who leave his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for. As Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together.

Performance Schedule

October 2011
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The days in the calendar are color-coded:

White Plenty of seats are available
Yellow A popular performance, but seats are available
Red A very popular show, very few seats are available

Tickets are $15 per person, $12 for Students/Seniors.

Call the Box Office at (508) 869-6887 for ticket availability.

Directed by Walter Schumacher, the cast of On Golden Pond included

Norman Thayer, Jr. Walter Schumacher
Ethel Thayer Ellen Simmons
Chelsea Thayer Wayne Mary Dennis
Charlie Martin David Nestelbaum
Bill John Goodale
Billy Ray Jack Dillon

The Worcester Telegram offers a feature on On Golden Pond and playwright Ernest Thompson. (opens a new window)

Thanks to the Telegram for a winning review. (opens a new window)

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