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‘On Golden Pond’ play dates, times and ticket info


Play: On Golden Pond

Playwright: Ernest Thompson

Synopsis: 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 their daughter, Chelsea, her fiancé, Billy Ray, and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores 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.

Director: Gwen Salata


  • Norman Thayer: Greg Wojciechowski
  • Ethel Thayer: Gerrie Benzing
  • Charlie Martin- Curtis Deterding
  • Chelsea Thayer Wayne- Cassie Sampson
  • Billy Ray, Jr.- Nikolas Beyor
  • Bill Ray- Edward Smith
  • Director- Gwen Salata

What the Critics Said:

  • “Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off then on Broadway, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years introduced a significant playwright to our theatre. On Golden Pond is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson, theatre has found a fresh new voice.” —NY Daily News.
  • “…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…” —Variety.
  • “What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!” —The New Yorker.

Play Dates and Times: October 25-November 3

Ticket Info: Adults $22; seniors $19; students $16. Visit or telephone 239-772-5862.

Place: Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990

October 9, 2019.

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