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17 New Songs

ERNEST THOMPSON TO INTRODUCE SONGS SUNG BY RAY PORCELL THIS SATURDAY BRISTOL—Academy Award-winning writer of “On Golden Pond” Ernest Thompson will introduce 17 new songs in the intimate Back Room at The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 pm. Composed and performed by his close friend Ray Porcell, a local legend in his own right, the songs will be introduced by Thompson, who will talk about their genesis and about

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Words and Music

ALMOST SOLD OUT. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! If you want to see this show, don’t wait to get your tickets. Seats are nearly sold out. This will be the first time Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson has compiled an evening of his music. On Saturday, June 2, hear seventeen new songs Thompson has written with his longtime friend and local legend Ray Porcell for their new album The Journey Goes On, as well as songs

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The Little Town Tango

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

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New Hampshire Primary

NH PRIMARY: ERNEST THOMPSON, AUTHOR OF ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ by Doug “VB” Goudie ~ VB talks to Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond,” about the New Hampshire primary and his latest play, “Political Suicide.”       Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Funnier Than the Debates

‘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

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Four New Plays

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

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Someone to Care (About)

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

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This Isn’t Your Party But You’re Invited

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

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