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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Joan Osborne Takes a Look Around Heavenly Angle

OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM A hundred or so characters in HEAVENLY ANGLE sing their version of “Look Around,” as part of their audition in the movie within the movie. “Of all the scenes in all the films I’ve directed, this is one of my favorites,” Ernest said. “There’s such a sensation of the joy of performing. The enthusiasm is incredible, in spite of the poignancy of the lyric. The lyric is saying, ‘before

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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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