|ON GOLDEN POND
MARCH 9-11, 2018
Written by Earnest Thompson
Directed by Kevin Russell
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.
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
The Spanish Trail Playhouse business office is open for ticket sales from 8:00 a.m–12:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday only. All seating is reserved. Tickets may be reserved via phone by calling (850) 638-9113. For more information,
$10.00 Seniors (65+) and Military (Active or retired with ID)
“Open Auditions for "On Golden Pond”
Kevin Russell will be holding auditions on January 8 & 9, 2018.
may also be picked up at the Spanish Trail Playhouse office at 680 2nd Street or the Washington County Public Library at 1444 Jackson Avenue-Chipley. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday.
To inquire about a certain role or any other question pertaining to the production, please email Director Kevin Russell at
for more information.