Producer: Tim Yard
Director: Dawn Yard

Show Dates

April 25, 26 and May 2, 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM
April 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, with heart palpitations and a failing memory – but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness – and slang – in return.

By Ernest Thompson

Cast List

Norman Thayer Jr. – John Henry
Ethel Thayer – Cheryl Tanner
Chelsea Thayer Wayne – Amy Carpenter
Bill – Eric Collier
Billy Ray Jr. – Noah Hagedorn
Charlie Martin – Reed K. Steele
The Operator – Lori Bee

Production Team

Stage Manager – Jeff Smith
Set Design – Dawn Yard, Tim Yard
Stage Crew – Cindy Fennewald, Ashley Lott
Costumes – Diane Hess
Lighting Designer – Kevin Harrington
Lighting – Kevin Harrington
Sound Designer – Tim Yard
Sound – Tim Yard
Make Up – Marlene Guy
Set Construction – Glen Ackerman, Lori Bee, Mary Bee, Amy Carpenter, Steve Carpenter, Eric Collier, Don Dauer, Ron Davis, Andrew Fennewald, Cindy Fennewald, Jim Fennewald, Kevin Harrington, Renee Harrington, Ashley Lott, John F Stavartak, Reed Steele, Walter Will, Dawn Yard, Tim Yard
Props – Donna Hall, Dawn Yard
Tickets – Roxie Mlynek
House Manager – Patti Kasper
Concessions – Marcia Hayes
Program – Tim Yard
Publicity – Nancy Ice
First Night Appreciation – Dianne Davis
Photographer – Tonia Halay

Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016