Author Takes the Stage

ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER PLAYWRIGHT TAKES THE STAGE by the Associated Press ~ CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire playwright Ernest Thompson, who took an Oscar for the screen adaptation of “On Golden Pond” three decades ago, is playing a character in his award-winning creation for the first time. Thompson plays Charlie the mailman in the stage production that runs through Aug. 12 at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. The 1981 movie netted Oscars for Thompson and lead actors Henry

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Perfect Travel Plan

ROAD TRIP – ON GOLDEN POND by The South Coast Insider|South Coast Prime Times ~ Laconia, NH is about a 2½ hour trip from most points on the South Coast area. My wife and I made the trip on Saturday to a place called Pitman’s Freight Room in downtown Laconia. This renovated old building houses a small function hall that makes a perfect venue for a perfect production of (IMHO) a perfect play. Ernest Thompson

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Author Plays the Mailman

PLAYWRIGHT HAS ROLE IN LOCAL ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ PRODUCTION by Paula Tracy ~ Ernest Thompson of New Hampton, who wrote the award-winning American classic “On Golden Pond,” is playing Charlie the Mailman and directing a production of his play, which opened Tuesday night in Laconia. Thompson, whose internationally known play and Academy Award-winning movie depicts an elderly couple returning to a lake for the summer, is barely recognizable as himself playing the mailman in the

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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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A Personal Invitation

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.    

Carly Simon Dances On Golden Pond

When Ernest Thompson wrote The Father Daughter Dance for the first ever time that he directed his own play, On Golden Pond, he wanted the song to have a ‘Carly Simon sound.’  Whom better to ask, he thought, than the rock goddess herself?  Ernest sent the lyric; Carly sent back a litany of reasons why she wouldn’t be able to take the project on – rock goddesses tend to be busy – and then called

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