NATALIE MACMASTER PLAYS ‘THE LITTLE TOWN TANGO’ Heavenly Angle takes place in a small town in New Hampshire. Easy to find; it’s where Ernest lives. It’s the story of a Hollywood filmmaker who tries to con the locals into believing he’s going to make a movie with them. Easy to cast. But what would the film’s musical style be? Because of their growing connection to Natalie MacMaster and the great success they’d had with the
‘POND’ WRITER PARODIES POLITICIANS AND PROTESTERS by Lynne Tuohy ~ CONCORD, N.H.—As candidates crisscross New Hampshire in their quest for votes, an Academy Award-winning writer thinks the time is ripe for “Political Suicide.” That is the title of four one-act plays Ernest Thompson – who wrote “On Golden Pond”– will stage beginning Sunday at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. The plays are dark comedies that parody politicians and protesters alike. One is about taking the
ERNEST THOMPSON INTRODUCES NEW POLITICAL PLAYS by Adam Coughlin ~ New Hampshire is widely known as a center of presidential politics. But it also has world-class theater. It only makes sense that the two would be joined and the man to do it would be perhaps New Hampshire’s most famous playwright. Political Suicide is a collection of four new plays written by Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond, that will
THE BEEHIVE QUEEN OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE COMMITS POLITICAL SUICIDE WITH OSCAR WINNER In Welfare Thee Well, one of the four plays comprising Political Suicide, a young woman sings, We all got worries, we all got hurdles, we all got burdens to bear. “I wanted it to sound like a spiritual,” Ernest said. “Whether the character is played by a woman of color or a Caucasian actress or Asian, the song is coming from a
TO JOIN SAMANTHA FARRELL AND AWARD-WINNING WRITERS ERNEST THOMPSON AND JOE DELEAULT IN COMMITTING POLITICAL SUICIDE “I love music that makes trouble,” Ernest said. The four plays of POLITICAL SUICIDE do, casting an affectionate but critical eye on, in order, the electoral process (POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT), the protest movement in the 21st Century (OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON), our society’s widening gap between the haves and have-nots (WELFARE THEE WELL), and the battle between cynicism
ERNEST THOMPSON: BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN by Liberty Independent Media Project ~ Playwright Ernest Thompson talks about the latest production of his play “On Golden Pond,” being performed on stage in Laconia, NH — and he takes on the role of Charlie the Mailman. A personal invitation to see come see a timeless story the way the writer envisioned it.
“ON GOLDEN POND” RETURNS TO SQUAM LAKE by Sam Evans-Brown ~ Even though it’s been thirty years since the film was released, businesses and residents around Squam Lake haven’t forgotten about On Golden Pond. And the screenplay’s writer, Ernest Thompson, hasn’t forgotten about Squam Lake. As NHPR correspondent Sam Evans-Brown reports, Thompson is back at the Little Church Theater in Holderness to direct what he calls the definitive On Golden Pond. On Golden Pond is