On Golden Pond

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On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Jeff Groh

Friday, September 24, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:00 PM

Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:00 PM
Friday, October 1, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010 8:00 PM

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, 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.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Tom Manning*†
Bett Kooris*†
David Levy*†
Laura Coccimiglio†
Tanner Walters†
Glenn Schaich†


Jeff Groh*
Ray Persing*
Assistant Producer
Gretchen Roose
Stage Manager
Mary Stone
Technical Director
John Netzley
Kasmira Kit
The Cast
Elaine Volker
Lighting Design
Eric Bardes
Light Execution
Mary Stone
Lobby Display
Tony Doench
Tom Fox
Original Show Art
Brandon Flaig
Megan Schultheis*
Kasmira Kit
Set Design
Ray Persing*
Master Carpenter
Ray Persing*
Sound Design
David Levy*
Sound Execution
Greg Schairet
Set Decor
Ray Persing*, Gretchen Roose*, Megan Schultheis*
Tickets/Box Office
Gretchen Roose

* Orchid Award winner – ACT Cincinnati
Orchid Award winner Excellence in Ensemble – ACT Cincinnati