Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"On Golden Pond" Opens this Week!

ON GOLDEN POND Ended its run on July 23.

Alan Zerkel & Vickie Parker as Norman & Ethel Thayer

The 55th season of Putnam County Playhouse continues with performances of On Golden Pond. It will be presented July 14-16 and July 20-23.

The play is sponsored by Rossok & Co. Insurance.

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Director for the show is Jack Randall Earles. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok. Set design and painting is by Linda Gjesvold.  Working on the technical side are Cameron Wunderlich, stage manager; Jim Green, sound technician; and Melissa Green, lighting operator.

On Golden Pond features Vickie Parker as Ethel Thayer and Alan Zerkel as her husband Norman. Parker appeared last season in The Game’s Afoot. Zerkel was also seen onstage last season in The Bad Seed.

Norman & Ethel unpack for the summer.

The original play by Ernest Thompson was the basis of the film that won Academy Awards for Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in the leading roles.

Bill Ray meets Ethel, while Chelsea  looks on.

Also appearing in this production will be Kim Brattain as their daughter, Chelsea, and Brad  Sandy as her boyfriend, Bill.  Supporting roles are taken by Dustin Bond as Charlie the mailman and Ivan Glotzbach as Billy Ray.

Norman meets Billy

Parker, Brattain, and Sandy are reprising their roles from the original 1991 PCPH production directed by Peggy McClaine.

Charlie delivers the mail

On Golden Pond  will be followed in August by the musical 1776. Tickets for all remaining shows including the September production of The Odd Couple (Female Version) are on sale during the current production.

[All photos by Linda Gjesvold]

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