Auditions for ‘On Golden Pond’ next week

Auditions for ‘On Golden Pond’ next week

Auditions for ‘On Golden Pond’ next week

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:49 PM.

Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25 and 26, at the Eastpoint Firehouse, at 6 p.m., for the Panhandle Players' spring production of “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson.

The play is a classic American comedy/drama that is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979.

Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her fiancé and his 13-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the gap between three generations, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine to give this play a poignant insight into modern family relationships.

Director Pam Vest is seeking six players to portray four male and two female characters:80-year-old retired college professor Norman Thayer, Jr.;  his 10-years-younger wife Ethel;  their early 40s daughter Chelsea; the daughter's 40ish fiancé Bill; Chelsea's longtime 40+ year-old admirer and Golden Pond mailman Charlie; and 13-year-old Billy Ray, son of Bill.

Players do not have to be the ages of the characters, just be able to portray the age level scripted.

Persons auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the play's script. They also may perform a short monologue, recite or read something of their own choosing in order to demonstrate stage presence, voice projection and acting potential.

Three performances are scheduled for April 18, 19 and 20 at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola.



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