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On Golden Pond

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On Golden Pond - 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 nearing eighty, and Ethel, ten years younger, delights in all the small things that have enriched their long life together. They are visited by their daughter and her fiancé, who leave his teenage son behind for the summer

Location: Actors Guild of Parkersburg
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
724 Market Street
Parkersburg, West Virginia

A touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable couple facing their twilight years.

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson

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. 

Ethel and Norman 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, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—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 by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.
Rated PG-13

AUDITIONS BEGIN MARCH 24, 2019
3 men, 2 women, 1 boy
More audition information will be posted on the Actors Guild website and the Actors Guild Facebook page closer to auditions. 

Produced through Special Arrangement with 
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
www.dramatists.com

Admission: Adults - $17, Seniors & Students - $15

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