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On Golden Pond - Revival

August 2 - 18 2019

Norman Thayer, Jr. : J. Louis Reid (Milton)​
Ethel Thayer : Donna Charron Cristen (Warren)​
Charlie Martin : Brent Adams (Warren)​
Chelsea Thayer Wayne : Mikki Nucci (Waitsfield)​
Billy Ray : Robert Nucci (Waitsfield)​
Bill Ray : Paul Cavaliere (Montpelier)

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Director: Jeanne Beckwith
Stage Manager: Joanne Puente
Assistant Stage Manager: Curtis Wilcox
Stand-in Stage Manager: Sarah McDougal & Susan Loynd
Assistant Director: Sarah McDougal
Lighting Operation: Kate O’Neill
Sound design: F. Brett Cox, Jeanne Beckwith, Doug Bergstein
Set Design: Michelle Nucci, Jeanne Beckwith, Andra Krushenick Kisler
Scenic Artist: Andra Krushenick Kisler
Set Crew: Michelle Nucci (Chief), Doug Bergstein, Paul Cavaliere, Andra Krushenick Kisler , Jeanne Beckwith, Brent Adams.
Season Organization and Playbills: Shannon Sanborn
Season Advertising: Doug Bergstein
Season Publicity: Ruth Ann Pattee
Season Set Build/Design: Mikki Nucci
Season Lighting Design: Irene Halibozak

On Golden Pond tells 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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