PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE’S 2017 SEASON OPENS WITH ON GOLDEN POND
BURNSVILLE, NC: “On Golden Pond”, Ernest Thompson’s heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 13. Directed by Jeff Messer, Parkway Playhouse’s production stars Michael Lilly as Norman and Alesa Bryant Laws as Ethel. Also featured are Steve Elderbrock, Jennifer Russ, and Turner Weinmeister. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through May 27.
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé. They leave for Europe and leave their teenage son behind for the summer. Ethel and Norman quickly adopt the boy as their grandchild. They take him fishing, hand him books like dessert, ever trying to teach. But as the relationship develops, it is Norman who learns—about modern teenagers, about slang, about growing up and learning.
Following the performance on opening night, May 13, a complementary Opening Night Reception for the cast and audience will be held. And on Sundays, May 14 and 21, the cast will sit for post show discussions. Audience members can ask questions about everything from costumes to scenic design, acting and their individual roles in the production.
Tickets range from $10 for students to $20 for adults. All performances are at the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre, located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville, NC. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Parkway Playhouse Box Office (open 1-5pm Thursdays through Saturdays), calling 828-682-4285, or by visiting parkwayplayhouse.com.
For more information about Parkway Playhouse, performances, volunteer opportunities, classes, auditions, and more please visit parkwayplayhouse.com, or call 828-682-4285.