By JAKE SHERIDANMonitor StaffPublished: 6/12/2019 5:20:27 PM Four decades after writing On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson is finally ready to star in it. Thompson’s classic On Golden Pond opens the Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s professional season and returns to the state on Wednesday where its film adaptation was shot. In the play adaptation, Thompson will take the role of Norman, the aging curmudgeon at the center of the play, for the first time. “I’ve had a lot
MAKING HISTORY AGAIN – At age 28, Ernest Thompson wrote a play that has been translated into 30 languages and performed on stages all over the world. The film version won him an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. Now, four decades later, Ernest is not only directing ON GOLDEN POND at the charming Winnipesaukee Playhouse, for the first time ever he’s starring in the iconic role of Norman Thayer, Jr., alongside the wildly talented
The Laconia Daily Sun – May 1, 2019 MEREDITH — Never mind that it takes place on a pond in Maine not unlike the one in Belgrade, Maine, where the award-winning playwright spent his summers. For New Hampshire residents and visitors, the golden pond is right here, at Squam Lake, where the iconic film was shot. The Lakes Region has embraced Ernest Thompson’s play “On Golden Pond” as its own, and the Oscar-winning writer and
Ernest has compiled a stellar cast of actors to bring this deeply moving, fiercely honest and insanely funny love story to life. This reading is free and open to the public and will be held at 353 Studios, 353 West 48th Street, Studio B, NYC. Seating is limited. To be put on the guest list, please email our office with names of those who will be attending.
Under the direction of Greg Johnson, Montana Repertory Theatre has selected ON GOLDEN POND for its 2018 tour. The Rep will bring this American treasure to audiences throughout the United States. Now one of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, Montana Rep assembles principle actors, directors and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows, and major regional theatre credits. For the tour itinerary, click here. To learn more about Montana
Don’t miss this Belgium production of Gouden Vijver (ON GOLDEN POND) at EWT-Theater, opening March 9 – April 22, 2018. Directed by Van Boeckel, translated by Mary Dresselhuys, and starring Monique Truyens, Theo Van Baarle, Daisy Thys, Michaël Sanders, Ben Bervoets, Tristan Stienlet, Emre Özyer, and Matteo Heyrman. Translated into thirty languages, produced in over forty countries, ON GOLDEN POND is a classic all over the world. For more information and to buy tickets, click
Playing for the first time in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Teatro Renaissance, this much anticipated production of NUM LAGO DOURADO (ON GOLDEN POND) opens on April 8, 2017 and runs through July 2, 2017. Directed by Elias Andreato, translated by Eloísa Cantón and starring Ary Fontoura and Ana Lucia Torre, with Tatiana De Marca, André Garolli, Fabiano Augusto and Lucas Abdo. For more information, click here.
Opening in Boise, Idaho on December 8 and running through December 18, this hilarious satire on all things racist, homophobic and elitist will make you cringe, laugh and cry, sometimes all at once. A family of clinical dysfunctionals gathers at Grandmother’s house to mope through the holiday, only to have their status quo severely upended by the arrival of good St. Nick who turns out to be — wouldn’t you know it? — black. But, in
Don’t miss a rare big-screen showing of this timeless classic on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Ernest will introduce his film at the fabulous Red River Theatres and take questions immediately following. If you’ve always wanted to ask how he created his Academy Award-winning screenplay and what it was like to work with Hollywood legends Katharine Hepburn and Henry and Jane Fonda, here’s your chance. If you’ve heard a rumor about his much-anticipated sequel, he might even talk about