Monday, August 27, 2012

Rehearsals Underway for "On Golden Pond"

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Vincent P. Barras

Vincent P. Barras as Norman Thayer
Jody L. Powell as Ethel Thayer
Kevin Miller as Charlie Martin
Sarah Soileau as Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Murphy Richard as Billy Ray
Allen Higginbotham as Bill Ray

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, energetic, 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, Chelsea, and her dentist fiancĂ©, Bill, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son, Billy, 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. Time, they know, is against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 -- Dinner Theatre
Thursday, September 20 at 7:00
Sunday, September 23 at 2:00
Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00
Thursday, September 27 at 7:00
Friday, September 28 at 7:00
Saturday, September 29 at 7:00

Ticket information:
Season ticket holders need to call the number on their season ticket. Individual tickets can be charged by phone by calling 337-546-0163 or purchased at David Ltd. Hair Salon at 204 S. Second St., in Eunice. Individual tickets are $10. Dinner tickets are $25 ($15 for season ticket holders).

Eunice Players' Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice LA

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