World Premiere of ASK/ANSWER – POSTPONED

Ernest Thompson, Oscar-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND, is directing and starring in his newest play, ASK/ANSWER, premiering January 19 – February 13 at the newly renovated Mass Music & Arts Society (MMAS) in Mansfield, MA, across the street from where Thompson lived as a boy, his former backyard now the Xfinity Center (originally Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts). ASK/ANSWER is based on the real life story of his co-star, well-known Boston/Providence actor

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Revisit ‘On Golden Pond’ this month and meet screenwriter Ernest Thompson

Donna Whitehead, Wicked Local – MANSFIELD – When a Hollywood actors’ strike threatened to shut down production of On Golden Pond in the summer of 1980, actress Katharine Hepburn got on the phone with the Screen Actors Guild and pointed out that the lead actors had about 17 minutes left to live since both were in their 70s. The guild relented and On Golden Pond, the story of cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) and

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Meet Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ernest Thompson in Mansfield, see ‘On Golden Pond’ in Foxboro

MANSFIELD — Ernest Thompson, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the hit film “On Golden Pond,” will bring his Oscar statuette and talk about his life growing up in Mansfield at two events in December. The events are being held before the world premiere of Thompson’s new play, “Ask/Answer,” being performed at MMAS in January. “An Evening with Ernest Thompson” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the newly renovated MMAS theater at

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ON GOLDEN POND 40th Anniversary

Presented by TCM in theatres on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 and WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures are bringing On Golden Pond to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement. Henry Fonda, brilliant as Norman Thayer Jr, angry about being 80 and losing his faculties – Hepburn, his all-devoted wife, with whom he shares his summers at their Maine lakefront home – and the alienated daughter, played by Jane Fonda.

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Natural Born Storyteller

Sunday, October 10 | 5:00 PM at The Farmstand in Tamworth, NH Celebrated around the world as the author of On Golden Pond—and we’ve got big news coming on that shorefront and bigger news, too—as most of you know, Ernest has written innumerable other FILMS and TV PROJECTS, more than three dozen PLAYS as well as a few NOVELS. And a whole lotta SONGS. Come join Ernest and one of his favorite collaborators, local legend

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“Please Put On Your Mask” – NEW RELEASE

Oscar winner Ernest Thompson, award-winning composer Joe Deleault and Boston’s hottest singer-songwriter Samantha Farrell have done it again. Their newest collaboration—”Please Put On Your Mask”—will make you want to move to the groove and put it on (watch video below). Masks are more important than ever. Please spread the word. Share the video. Or make your own. A song for our times, now available at Bandcamp and coming soon to iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

What’s Your Story? – SOLD OUT

WEEKEND WRITING WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT| NOVEMBER 6 – 8, 2020 |Got a story you want to tell? Write it with an Oscar winner. Unlike other master classes, where you listen to legendary artists talk about their craft, at Ernest Thompson’s hands-on, total-immersion weekend writing workshop you’ll create your own masterpiece, online this year. The Academy Award winning author of the iconic film On Golden Pond, Ernest has encouraged hundreds of writers to finesse their storytelling

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Ernest Live Online with John Davidson!

NOW STREAMING—Ernest joins good friend and host Steve Jackson, husband of Ernest’s frequent costar Lisa Bostnar (on stage in On Golden Pond and on film in the upcoming feature Parallel America) for Tuesday’s episode of Jaffrey’s popular Park Theatre interview show Monadnock Tonight! Ernest and Steve will be discussing several new songs and videos Ernest is about to release as well as Ernest’s movies Time And Charges and Heavenly Angle. Both shot extensively in New Hampshire and offered as On Location Training to anyone

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Acting Your Age: Ernest Thompson

One of a three-piece series from stars of the entertainment industry who live in our Lakes Region and still shine brightly in their “retirement” years January 16, 2020  Ernest Thompson, Bruce Luetters, Photographer Creativity is incurable — and that’s a good thing BY ERNEST THOMPSON What’s the hurry, honey, anyway? is a lyric from a song I wrote titled “Harley Chick,” composed and performed by the amazing Justin Jaymes, but it’s a fair question. I get it

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You’re Invited to Ernest’s Birthday Concert!

IT’S MY PARTY AND I’LL RAISE MONEY IF I WANT TO. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 2:00 PM—Join Ernest and his extraordinary composing partners, along with some very special guests, for this once-in-a-lifetime concert to support the effort to Rescind Recidivism. All profits from ticket sales will go towards developing programs that help those who’ve stumbled find their footing. In 2018, Ernest and Kerrin started a writing program at the Belknap County Community Corrections Center and

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