Playwright Ernest Thompson revisited his Broadway play The West Side Waltz for the Theatricum Botanicum’s 2022 summer season. The original Broadway production debuted in 1981, starring Katherine Hepburn. The fresh rewrite stars the timeless, nuanced Ellen Geer as widowed and isolated pianist Margaret Mary Elderdice. Her co-stars are Melora Marshall as Cara Varnum, a violinist who is Margaret’s one friend, and Willow Geer as aspiring actress Robin Bird. This deconstructed 21st century version of the play is
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
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.
AUGUST 22 at 7:00 PM—SOLD OUT! Half a century from that landmark year, don’t miss a rare chance to see this cinematic gem on the big screen and to hear the Academy Award winning author of ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson, talk about his directorial debut and what it was like working with Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder and Bruce Dern, as well as Kiefer Sutherland, Mariette Hartley and Joanna Cassidy. Written by
New Hampshire seems like the perfect set for filmmaking, and it has been featured in classic comedies like “What About Bob?” and dramatic TV shows like “The West Wing.” Problem is, most scenes that feature the Granite State are shot elsewhere — places where Hollywood knows they can recoup some of the money spent in the form of tax incentives. In tax-averse NH, that’s a problem. The main exception to this rule is 1981’s “On
UPCOMING AUDITIONS Ernest’s newest movie, to be shot in its entirety in the state of New Hampshire this fall, is underway. The production is now casting for a myriad of roles and seeking crew members, extras and volunteers to come be a part of the magic. For updated audition information and a list of characters, go to www.parallelamericathemovie.com. You can also follow the production on Facebook and Instagram.
New Hampton writer: Sequel to ‘On Golden Pond’ in the works By JOHN KOZIOL Sunday News Correspondent March 24. 2018 9:20PM Ernest Thompson, in his New Hampton home, stands by his Oscar for “On Golden Pond” and a print of Henry Fonda’s “Three Hats” painting. (John Koziol/Sunday News Correspondent) HOLDERNESS – Ernest Thompson has multiple drafts of a script, a working title and some strong ideas about who should star in a sequel to “On Golden
‘On Golden Pond’ Screenwriter Working on Sequel to Iconic Film Ernest Thompson discusses film’s impact HOLDERNESS, N.H. — In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, take a look back at New Hampshire’s role as a backdrop to the iconic film On Golden Pond. The film was shot on Squam Lake in Holderness, and the area still draws fans and film enthusiasts who want to soak in the atmosphere. News 9’s Cherise Leclerc sat down with
Q&A with Writer-Director Ernest Thompson By Mike Morin Published: December 21, 2017 Ernest Thompson says New Hampshire is missing the boat by not offering incentives to the film industry. New Hampshire Magazine photo Writer, director and actor Ernest Thompson, a New Hampshire native, would like nothing more than to grow a budding local film community into a full-fledged movie industry by encouraging state lawmakers to consider offering tax breaks that would bring in job-generating film
“FIRST ANNUAL ERNEST THOMPSON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD” AND A KEY TO THE CITY OF CLINTON, N.J. When Ernest was invited to screen his film HEAVENLY ANGLE at the inaugural River Town Film Festival, he had no idea he would be the inspiration for the festival’s theme: community. Co-founded by Mayor Janice Kovach and writer/producer Kee Kee Buckley, festival organizers transformed the historic and breathtakingly charming Clinton, New Jersey into a hub of art, film and music.