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"On Golden Pond" Show Seeks Teenagers

Woonsocket, RI, United States
ID: 570104Exp: 7/28/2024

Actors 16+ are encouraged to audition for "On Golden Pond". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: The Story: 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, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant, and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and 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. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits. Additional info: Please bring an actor's resume and headshot to be submitted to the production team. All those auditioning should prepare two contrasting monologues. Both monologues should time out to 5 minutes or less. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 12th, and will be held primarily on Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday evenings from 6:00-9:00 PM. *Not all actors cast will be called to every rehearsal. The schedule may vary. Tech week will run Sunday, October 27, 2024 – November 2, 2024 Performance dates include: November 3, 2024 @ 2:00 PM November 7, 2024 @ 7:30 PM November 10, 2024 @ 2:00 PM If interested, please apply.

6 roles

Norman Thayer, Jr.Male16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea.

Ethel ThayerFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.

Charlie MartinMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical Maine down-Easterner. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.

Chelsea Thayer WayneFemale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Attractive, divorced, and in her forties, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.

Billy RayMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The fourteen-year-old son of Bill Ray, he is a typical California teenager who comes to spend a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond while his father and Chelsea are in Europe.

Bill RayMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father, Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.