|The Whittier Community Theatre Cast of On Golden Pond|
Now Showing at the Center Theatre
So reads the synopsis of the play On Golden Pond, the Whittier Community Theatre's current production. That brief description doesn't really do this play justice. On Golden Pond is a poignant and witty look at family relationships and the joys and terrors of growing older.
Many of you will remember the film of the same name starring Henry Fonda and his real-life daughter Jane in the roles as father and daughter.
|Jane Fonda and her father, Henry|
Here are a few of the lines from the film:
Billy Ray: So, I heard you turned 80 today.Norman: Is that what you heard?Billy Ray: Yeah. Man, that's really old.Norman: You should meet my father.Billy Ray: Your father's still alive?Norman: No, but you should meet him.
Billy Ray: A canoe! Just like the Indians used.
Norman: Actually, the Indians used a different grade of aluminum.
Norman: "Ethel Thayer." It sounds like I'm lisping, doesn't it?
|Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn as Norman and Ethel Thayer|
You will enjoy this production!
The Whittier Community Theatre was founded in 1922 and has the distinction of being the oldest non-profit amateur theatre west of the Mississippi. The group presents a 4-show season in the Center Theatre, which is located in the Whittier Community Center.
On Golden Pond opened last weekend, but there are still two weekends left, with shows on November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and one matinee on the 17th. Ticket prices are $15 for adults.
This show features the talents of the following thespians:
Character Played by:
Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Come see your friends and neighbors perform!
For more information check out the WCT website at www.whittiercommunitytheatre.org
Scenes from the WCT version of the play: