En el Estanque Dorado

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.      

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On Golden Pond Music

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

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Rock the Vote

NEVER REGISTERED TO VOTE? GOING TO BE OUT OF TOWN ON NOVEMBER 6? No problem. Simply click here and Rock the Vote will help you register online. It’s easy. It’s empowering. And it’s important. Register today and make a difference. ROCK THE VOTE’S MISSION: To engage and build political power for young people in our country. Founded twenty-one years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote has registered more than five million young people

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Commit Political Suicide

Whitebridge’s hit production of Ernest Thompson’s darkly funny new plays heads Off-Broadway, and around the country, for the fall election. POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT imagines taking the best of each candidate and creating one inspiring one; OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON features a small town kid dreaming of joining the movement; in WELFARE THEE WELL a once wealthy widow applies for welfare; and REWRITE pits a jaded US Senator against his toughest critic, the still lovely newspaper editor whose formidable path

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Films and Plays, Oh, My

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

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Author Takes the Stage

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

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Perfect Travel Plan

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

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Author Plays the Mailman

PLAYWRIGHT HAS ROLE IN LOCAL ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ PRODUCTION by Paula Tracy ~ Ernest Thompson of New Hampton, who wrote the award-winning American classic “On Golden Pond,” is playing Charlie the Mailman and directing a production of his play, which opened Tuesday night in Laconia. Thompson, whose internationally known play and Academy Award-winning movie depicts an elderly couple returning to a lake for the summer, is barely recognizable as himself playing the mailman in the

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New Hampshire Primary

NH PRIMARY: ERNEST THOMPSON, AUTHOR OF ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ by Doug “VB” Goudie ~ VB talks to Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond,” about the New Hampshire primary and his latest play, “Political Suicide.”       Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

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