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Actors Audition for Stage Play "On Golden Pond"

Woonsocket, RI, United States
ID: 265464Exp: 7/26/2024

"On Golden Pond" play needs cast. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. See the details below. About the project: The Story: This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant, and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten 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. Additional info: Please bring an actor resume and headshot to be submitted to the production team. All those auditioning should prepare two contrasting monologues. Both monologues should time out to 5 minutes or less. Callbacks on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 if needed. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 12th and will be held primarily on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 6:00-9:00 PM. *Not all actors cast will be called to every rehearsal. Schedule may vary. Tech week will run Sunday, October 27, 2024 – November 2, 2024 Performance dates include: November 3, 2024 @ 2:00 PM November 7, 2024 @ 7:30 PM November 10, 2024 @ 2:00 PM If you are interested, please apply.

5 roles

Norman Thayer, Jr.Male56-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea.

Ethel ThayerFemale56-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.

Charlie MartinMale40-55 y.o.All ethnicities

The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical Maine down-Easterner. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.

Chelsea Thayer WayneFemale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Attractive, divorced, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.

Bill RayMale40-55 y.o.All ethnicities

Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father, Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.