Alright theatre fans! Stage Door Productions will be performing “On Golden Pond” next! But we need your help thespians!
We are holding auditions for this production on Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 PM and Tuesday, August 11th at 6:00 PM. Auditions will be held on the third floor of the Kitt Creative Studios located at 801 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401.
Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. Three men, two women, and a boy are needed for the cast.
“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, 10 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.”
The show will be directed by Amy Beaulieu and show dates are October 2nd through the 4th as well as on the 9th and 10th.