On Golden Pond
by Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT)

Jan. 28 - Jan. 29

The play On Golden Pond, penned in 1979 by Ernest Thompson won multiple Tony Awards before it was adapted for the screen in 1981. The film starred Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda, garnered ten Oscar nominations and was the second highest grossing movie of the year. It tells the story of retired New England professor Norman Thayer and his spirited wife Ethel during their last summer at the family's lakeside cottage in Maine. En route to a European honeymoon, the couple's estranged daughter, Chelsea, arrives to leave behind her fiancé's troubled young son. Colliding generations soon forge common ground, but when Chelsea returns to discover Norman playing the father she never had, years of bitter memories and resentment rise to the surface. Both witty and dramatic, the themes of parent/child relationships and aging are addressed with humor, heart, and wisdom.

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Sat Jan 28th, 10 - 2
Sun Jan 29th, 6 - 8
Directed by Karin Fraser. 

Sides will be provided at the audition.

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with TBD rehearsal on Thursdays & Fridays (closer to the show date). Full attendance during tech week is mandatory.

Role breakdown:

Norman Thayer, Jr.:
Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea.

Ethel Thayer:
Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is a caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.

Charlie Martin:
The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical Maine down-Easterner. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne:
Attractive, divorced, and in her forties, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.

Billy Ray:
The fourteen-year-old son of Bill Ray, he is a typical California teenager who comes to spend a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond while his father and Chelsea are in Europe.

Bill Ray:
Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father, Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.

The show runs from April 14th - May 7th. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm