Cayman Drama Society’s 2019 season continues with the award-winning play “On Golden Pond,” opening on March 14.
The play was famously adapted for the screen in 1981, winning Academy Awards for Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ernest Thompson.
The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son.
The play explores, with both humor and pathos, the often-turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.
Ethel (conciliatory, lucid and still energetic) and Norman (cantankerous and cranky) will be portrayed by real-life couple Mary Anne and Peter Kosa, last seen in the sell-out show “Love Letters.”
Director Malcolm Ellis says he is excited to be working with the cast of six talented actors on this production. The supporting actors are Agata Kalicki (Chelsea), Martin Campion (Bill), Mike McLaughlin (Charlie) and Tyson Line making his debut in the role of Billy. The show is being produced by Beverly Edgington and stage manager is Kelly Rooney.
“On Golden Pond” will be at the Prospect Playhouse on March 14 to 16, 21 to 23, and 28 to 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.cds.ky at $25 for adults and $15 for students.