Time: September 4, 2015 at 8pm to September 26, 2015 at 4pm
Location: Stageloft Repertory Theater
Street: 450A Main Street
Website or Map: http://www.stageloft.com
Event Type: theater, play, stageloft
Organized By: Stageloft Repertory Theater
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2015
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on New Hampshire’s Golden Pond for the 44th year.
He is a retired professor, nearing age 80, with heart palpitations and a failing memory. But he’s as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever.
Ethel, 10 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. As Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness — and some 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.
They know time is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, yet another summer on Golden Pond awaits.
Show Run: Sept. 4 to Sept. 26
(Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m., with special 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on Sept. 26)
To reserve tickets by phone, call (508) 347-9005.