Retired New England professor Norman Thayer and his spirited wife Ethel once again spend the summer at their lakeside cottage in New England. En route to a European holiday, the couple’s estranged daughter, Chelsea, arrives to leave behind her boyfriend’s spirited young son. Colliding generations soon forge common ground, but when Chelsea returns to discover Norman playing the father she never had, years of resentment and regret rise to the surface.
A heartfelt comedy with universal themes of family relationships and late-in-life hopes and wishes, On Golden Pond’s familial reconciliation continues to charm audiences, long since its Oscar-winning film adaptation starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in 1981.
Totem Pole Playhouse presents On Golden Pond for the first time in 30 years, featuring the returning talents of Totem Pole favorites Paris Peet as Norman Thayer, Blair Ross as Ethel Thayer, and Ray Ficca as Bill Ray. Rounding out the cast are Gettysburg’s Christopher Kauffman as Charlie Martin, Totem Pole newcomer Robyne Parrish as Chelsea Thayer Wayne, and Thomas Barra in his acting debut as Billy Ray.
Directed by Artistic Director, David Hemsley Caldwell and sponsored by Walker & Spang and GDC IT Solutions, On Golden Pond is sure to inspire your entire family.
On Golden Ponds runs from August 18th through September 3rd at Totem Pole Playhouse. For more information and tickets call 717.352.2164 or visit totempoleplayhouse.org.