On Golden Pond

This classic American comedic drama is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway in 1978.


Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill’s teenage son, Billy Jr.


The play explores the turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, effortlessly illustrating the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.

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Director Bryan Freeman
Limelight Managing Director Emily Shem-Tov
Limelight Executive Director Peter Mandel
Set Designer Andrew Cummings
Stage Manager Coco Crowley
Lighting Designer Clara Shem-Tov
Sound Operator Oliver Oliphant
Costumer Marianne Snook
Props Designer Lori Foster
Norman Thayer Jr. Bill Tindall
Ethel Thayer Sheila Ellam (Understudy)
Charlie Martin Kenny Silberberg
Chelsea Thayer Wayne Kristin Lynn
Billy Ray Miriam Shem-Tov
Bill Ray Doug Brook


Above promo photos by Chris Foster

Above photos by Elizabeth Mandel