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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On Golden Pond CBS Early Show Interview

This 2001 television adaptation of the play ON GOLDEN POND, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, originally aired on April 29, 2001 and was promoted as a live television event. Directed by the Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson and filmed on a sound stage in Los Angeles, CA, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunited for the first time since starring together in the highly successful 1965 film, THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

In ‘Golden’ Times

COVER STORY by Susan King, Times staff writer ~ There is a genuine warmth, affection and playfulness between Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as they relax in Plummer’s dressing room at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The two have just completed a long day’s rehearsal for a new production of “On Golden Pond,” which is to be telecast live Sunday on CBS. (The play will be seen tape-delayed on the West Coast.) The performers

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Andrews and Plummer Together Again

by Barbara Vancheri, Post-Gazette Staff Writer ~ When someone proposed that Christopher Plummer reunite with Julie Andrews in a production of “On Golden Pond,” he was adamant: Thanks, but no thanks. He had not seen a script but he remembered the sentimental 1981 movie starring Oscar winners Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. But then Plummer realized this “On Golden Pond” would be closer to its original stage incarnation, and he had a change of mind.

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A Live TV Event

JULIE ANDREWS AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER REUNITE FOR TV’S ‘ON GOLDEN POND,’ LIVE, APRIL 29 by Kenneth Jones ~ When the beloved play, On Golden Pond, gets a live CBS television presentation with “The Sound of Music” alums Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer April 29, executive producer Craig Anderson promises the senior couple of the story will not be frail old folks. Widely known for its Academy Award-winning film version starring spunky and weathered Katharine Hepburn and Henry

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