Ernest Thompson to star in playhouse adaptation of ‘On Golden Pond’

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

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Guess Who’s Starring on Stage in a Limited Run: June 12-22

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

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Author-director of ‘On Golden Pond’ to make new summer memories

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

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National Tour ~ 2018

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

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Gouden Vijver ~ Spring 2018

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

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Num Lago Dourado ~ thru July 2, 2017

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.

Special Screening ~ One Night Only!

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

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Vores Sensommer ~ thru January 2017

This Danish production of VORES SENSOMMER (ON GOLDEN POND) is not one to miss. The tour runs from October 24, 2016 – January 2017. Directed and translated by Anders Lundorph and starring Lisbet Dahl and Ulf Pilgaard, with Troels Malling, Trine Pallesen and Martin Hestbæk. For more information, click here.

Das Haus am See ~ Fall 2015

GERMAN TOUR This highly successful nationwide tour of DAS HAUS AM SEE (ON GOLDEN POND) will resume on September 29 – October 20, 2015 and will run again from March 25 – April 30, 2017. Directed by Dominik Paetzholdt and starring Volker Brandt and Viktoria Brams, with Susanne Meikl, Momme Mommsen and Lukas Ruben Eickholl. Translated by Ella Dietrich. For more information, click here.

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