The West Side Waltz

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

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Midsummer Film Festival: July 17-18

TWO GREAT MOVIES: One Unforgettable Weekend! Reserve your tickets pronto. As a benefit for The Little Church Theater, in Holderness, New Hampshire, Whitebridge Farm Productions presents our two recent movies TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, both written and directed by Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson. If you haven’t seen TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, shot (almost) in their entirety in the Lakes Region, as was, you may recall, Ernest Thompson’s ON GOLDEN POND,

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“The West Side Waltz” Movie Trailer

Starring Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates, and Jennifer Grey. Directed by Ernest Thompson. Margaret keeps her neighbors at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to become an actress. With this naive pretty girl her life gets suddenly really exciting and she makes a lot

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