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Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 14-16, 2019, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 17, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 20-23, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 24, 2 pm



By Ernest Thompson


For Little Theatre of Fall River:

Director: Betty Teixeira

Stage Manager: Maryann Goulart

Assistant Stage Manager: Megan McCaughey

Costumes: Barbara Gerraughty

Set Design : Kenneth Joseph Raposa

Lights: Kenneth Joseph Raposa / Wendy Malenfant

Sound: Marc Weaver / Jared Robinson

Set Furniture: Gale Powers (Supervisor)

Props: Kara Wilkinson

Head Set Builder: Tony Rocha

Stage Dresser: Dee Kullander

Hair / Makeup: Ashley DeCosta

Playbill: Erin Cote

Headshot Board: Stacy Tinkham

Poster: Robert S.C. Soares


Norman Thayer Jr.: Ron Caisse

Ethel Thayer: Laura Bomback

Charlie Martin: Nishan Lawton

Chelsea Thayer Wayne: Kathleen Povar

Billy Ray: Chase Stilley

Bill Ray: Lee Bonia

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. 

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