Directed by Myrna Feldman

Auditions:  Monday, January 9th
Tuesday, January 10
th at 7:00 pm

Location:  654 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock, GA 30189

Performance dates:  April 21, 22, 23 | 28, 29 30
Friday, Saturday – 8:00 pm, Sunday – 2:30 pm

All performances will be held at the Downtown Canton Theatre — 171 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

Audition will consist of cold readings and stage movement. Please bring a recent photo; a professional headshot is not required.  Also, be prepared to list ALL CONFLICTS between February 20th (including weekends) and the dates of the show.

The read through will be Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm.

Rehearsals will begin the week of February 20th.

Non-equity; non-paying.

Show description:  Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year.  Their divorced middle-aged daughter and her fiancé visit leaving his 13 year old son behind for the summer while they go off to Europe.  The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the twilight years of a long marriage are all explored in this touching and witty classic American play.

(Age may not necessarily be a factor in casting some of the characters. Roles will be cast based on acting ability; make-up will do the rest.)

Norman Thayer (late 70’s) is a retired college professor who is flirting with senility and knows it.  He has a glib dry wit and enjoys having fun at others’ expense.

Ethel Thayer (late 60’s) is Norman’s wife and filled with energy and optimism.  She has taken some of the rough edges off Norman’s personality.

Charlie Martin (40’s) is the mailman for Golden Pond, Maine.  He is a laugher with a certain rustic charm and has always been interested in Chelsea.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne (40’s) is the only child of Norman and Ethel.  She is divorced and never gotten along with her father although she has a similar sense of humor.

Billy Ray (13 – will consider all teens that can play this age believably) is Bill’s son.  He is eager, bright, and flippant, much of this covering his awkwardness.

Bill Ray (40’s) is the divorced father of Billy, Chelsea’s fiancé, and a dentist.  He is pleasant, attractive, but at times a little stiff.

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Cherokee Theatre Company
PO Box 5885
Canton, GA 30114