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AUDITION – On Golden Pond
13/10/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“ON GOLDEN POND”
By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Chris Procter
From: Thurs, 20th Feb 2020 To : Sat, 14th March 2020
Auditions: Sunday, 13th October 2019 at 7.00 pm
Rehearsals: Commence Sun 5th January 2020 at 7pm and then each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday until the opening
Contact: For information or to discuss please contact Chris Procter on 0407543081 or email@example.com.
On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway in 1978. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine–fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementoes, listening to the loons call–is given a bitterly comedic edge by Norman’s unreliable memory and cantankerously morbid statements. When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill’s teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea’s mutual bitterness, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.
Norman Thayer, Jnr Male, 65+ ( 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 Female, 65+ (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 caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.)
Charlie Martin Male 50+ (The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical country man. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.)
Chelsea Thayer Martin Female 40s (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.)
Bill Ray Male, 40+ (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.)
Billy Ray Male, 16 (Needs to look younger. The fourteen-year-old son of Bill Ray, he is a typical teenager who comes to spend a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond while his father and Chelsea are in Europe.)