Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony Award® winner James Earl Jones (Fences, Field of Dreams) and Tony Award® winner Leslie Uggams (Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedley II) star in a brand-new production of this intimate family drama laced with humor and heart. As the loons return to Golden Pond, retired New England professor Norman Thayer and his spirited wife Ethel decide to spend one final summer at their family’s lakeside cottage. En route to a European honeymoon, the couple’s estranged daughter Chelsea arrives to leave behind her fiancé’s troubled teenage son. Colliding generations soon forge common ground—but when Chelsea returns to discover Norman playing the father she never had, years of bitter memories and resentment rise to the surface. Written by Ernest Thompson, whose 1981 film adaptation won him an Academy Award®, On Golden Pond explores facets of the human experience that speak to us all—of growing up, growing old, and growing closer.
PLEASE NOTE: Diahann Carroll, originally scheduled to perform, is unable to appear due to an injury.
Petronia Paley will portray the role of Ethel Thayer, normally played by Leslie Uggams, for all performances on Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9.
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