On Golden Pond
 
New London Barn Playhouse, 2017
Written by Ernest Thompson
THE TEAM
Directed by Chad Larabee
Scenic Design by Jordan Janota
Costume Design by Ashton Montgomery
Lighting Design by Cecilia Durbin
Sound Design by Benvolio Montmagny
Production Stage Manager: Brian R. Sekinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Cecil Cairns
THE CAST
NORMAN THAYER, JR: Gordon Clapp *
ETHEL THAYER: Kathy Manfre *
CHARLIE MARTIN: Scott Sweatt
CHELSEA THAYER WAYNE: Susan Haefner *
BILLY RAY: Shane Boucher
BILL RAY: Jeffries Thaiss *
* Member Actors' Equity Association    + Member USA     ++ Member SDC
BRIAN'S TAKE
 
At the end of an intense summer stock season, it was cathartic to do this heartwarming play featuring some local actors. Doing a play about a family with a lake house while in New Hampshire and your audience is full of people who are there for the summer staying at their lake houses meant patrons connected deeply to what was happening. We also included some personal items from local donors, the cast, and creative team to make the set a real "home." We were fortunate to get to hear real loons on the lakes after rehearsal each night and our ETHEL proved to be an expert on their different kinds of calls.