On Golden Pond

Production runs January 12, to February 4, 2024 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Sundays at 2pm

By Ernest Thompson
By arrangement with Dramatist Play Service Inc.
Directed by Brent A. Stringfield
Produced by Patio Playhouse
“ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty…” — New York Daily News

Cast: Vince Campbell as Norman Thayer, Jr., Linda Englund as Ethel Thayer, Jamie Penry as Charlie Martin, Chelsea O’Conner as Chelsea Thayer Wayne, Kellen O’Connor as Billy Ray Wayne, Jr., Christopher Benner as Bill Ray Wayne, Sr.

This is the love 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, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant, and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and 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 fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years.