Parkway Playhouse “On Golden Pond”

May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse Theatre
202 Green Mountain Dr
Burnsville, NC 28714
$10 - $22
Parkway Playhouse
Parkway Playhouse "On Golden Pond" @ Parkway Playhouse Theatre | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. He is a retired professor, nearing 80, with heart palpitations and a failing memory – but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched their long life together. They are visited by their divorced daughter and her 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. 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 against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.


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