The Purple Rose Theatre Company wraps up its 2011/12 Season with On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson. Check out the videos below to watch behind-the-scenes footage of the show!
On Golden Pond is a charming love story that follows Ethel and Norman Thayer as they return to their summer home in Maine. Their respite is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of their estranged daughter, her fiancé, and his teenage son. Over the course of the summer, an unlikely friendship develops between Norman and the boy, which sparks a renewed zest for life in the Thayer family. In the twilight years of marriage, Ethel and Norman rediscover the joy and romance of every day living.
The production will be directed by PRTC resident artist Michelle Mountain. The cast will feature founding director of Lansing’s BoarsHead Theater, John Peakes (Philadelphia, PA) as Norman, and Jan Radcliff (Farmington Hills, MI) as Ethel. Mr. Peakes will leave the production on August 5, and Richard Henzel (Chicago, IL) will finish the run in the role of Norman. Other cast members include David Daoust (Lansing, MI), Rhiannon Ragland (Flint, MI), and Tom Whalen (Royal Oak, MI). Ian Bejster (Dexter, MI) and Milo Tucker-Meyer (Ann Arbor, MI) will share the role of the precocious Billy Ray Wayne.
Tickets are now on sale for On Golden Pond. Ticket reservations can be made by calling The Purple Rose Theatre Company Box Office at (734) 433-ROSE (7673); Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Tickets are also available for purchase at www.purplerosetheatre.org.