OSCAR WINNER SPEAKS AT HARBOR DAYS Mattapoisett — Ernest Thompson, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the 1981 classic “On Golden Pond,” spoke and answered questions before the movie was screened for the Harbor Days festival crowd on Saturday night. The Mattapoisett Lions Club hosted the showing. Thompson brought his Oscar and allowed guests to pass it around and take pictures with it. “If you’ve ever wanted to make an Oscar acceptance speech, here’s your chance
ON GOLDEN POND Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett, MA Meet the creator Ernest Thompson and the Oscar he won for it during the weekend-long Harbor Days celebration sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda. Directed by Mark Rydell. The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea —
ARGENTINIAN TOUR After a successful run in Mar del Plata, Argentina, with Chare Lopez, this tour of LA LAGUNA DORADA (ON GOLDEN POND) opens in Buenos Aires on April 4, 2014. Directed by Manuel González Gil and starring Pepe Soriano and Claudia Lapacó, with Emilia Mazer, Rodrigo Noya, Joselo Bella and Fabian Talin. For more information about this production, click here. Read review
FINNISH PRODUCTION Opening on February 15, 2014 at the Seinäjoki City Theater on the Alvar stage, in Finland, KULTALAMPI (ON GOLDEN POND) runs through January 2015. Directed by Jukka Keinonen and starring Matti Suokonautio (Norman) and Eija-Irmeli Lahti (Ethel), with Maria Pere (Chelsea), Heikki Vainionpää (Charlie), Jukka Puronlahti (Bill Ray), and Tuomas Kiiliäinen (Bill Ray Jr.). Finnish translation by Arto Af Hällström. For more information, click here. Photo by Jukka Kontkanen
DUTCH PRODUCTION Touring through June 2014, this nationwide sensation stars Bram van der Vlugt and Jenny Arean, on stage for the first time together, with Saskia Temmink and Has Drijver. Translation by Paul van Vliet. Presented by Niehe Van Lambaart Theaterproducties. For more information about this productions, click here.
SPANISH TOUR Opening for the first time in Spain in Madrid on December 28, 2013, this production of EN EL ESTANQUE DORADO (ON GOLDEN POND) will tour into 2015. Directed by Magüi Look and starring Lola Herrera and Hector Alterio on stage together for the first time, along with Light Valdenebro, Camilo Rodriguez and Mariano Estudillo. Translated into thirty languages, produced in over forty countries, ON GOLDEN POND is a classic of contemporary theater. For more information, click here.
LICENSING AVAILABLE Now theatres have an opportunity to heighten the emotional experience with music written by Ernest, along with the legendary Carly Simon, world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster, and internationally-acclaimed composer Joe Deleault. Ernest is forever gratified to have theatres give his American classic “On Golden Pond” a home and hopes your time on the lake will be as meaningful as it continues to be for audiences around the world. ON GOLDEN POND* 5:26 Lyrics by Ernest
PLAYWRIGHT ERNEST THOMPSON PREMIERES NEW FILM by Leigh Sharps ~ NEW HAMPTON — Playwright Ernest Thompson’s name seems to be everywhere this summer, with his Oscar-winning play (and movie) “On Golden Pond” shining brightly on the stage in Laconia. Thompson, for the first time, is playing the mailman, ‘Charlie,’ in his own play, and also directing it at Pitman’s Freight Room theater on New Salem Street in the city. While the ‘Pond’ is certainly of
ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER PLAYWRIGHT TAKES THE STAGE by the Associated Press ~ CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire playwright Ernest Thompson, who took an Oscar for the screen adaptation of “On Golden Pond” three decades ago, is playing a character in his award-winning creation for the first time. Thompson plays Charlie the mailman in the stage production that runs through Aug. 12 at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. The 1981 movie netted Oscars for Thompson and lead actors Henry
ROAD TRIP – ON GOLDEN POND by The South Coast Insider|South Coast Prime Times ~ Laconia, NH is about a 2½ hour trip from most points on the South Coast area. My wife and I made the trip on Saturday to a place called Pitman’s Freight Room in downtown Laconia. This renovated old building houses a small function hall that makes a perfect venue for a perfect production of (IMHO) a perfect play. Ernest Thompson