ON GOLDEN POND
Written by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Sasha Stewart Miller
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.
May 10- June 16
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 2 pm
Thursday, June 13th at 7 pm (Followed by Q & A)
No performances May 24-26
1316 Cabrillo Ave. Torrance, CA 90501
General Admission: $30
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Phone: (424) 243-6882 (Please leave a message, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.)
auditions: coming soon
The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department.www.TorranceCA.Gov. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company, a recognized 501c3.
On Golden Pond is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York.