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AUDITIONS – ON GOLDEN POND – April 16th & 17th at 7pm

COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, ALL ACTORS AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO AUDITIONS. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)

SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, due to Covid restrictions, fully vaccinated actors planning to audition are asked to carefully consider travel out of state during rehearsals or performances.  County Players will follow current CDC guidelines for domestic and international travel restrictions for Fully Vaccinated individuals.  Note: There are separate sections for both domestic and international travel which are updated as Covid-19 levels fluctuate.

Once inside the theatre, you may be unmasked to read for the audition.


Directed by BILL PECKHAM

SUN APRIL 16  | 7pm
MON APRIL 17 | 7pm

Performance Dates 
July 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2023

On Golden Pond is a humorous and heartwarming play about love, reconnection, and family. After an unexpected relationship blooms, a family reunites during an unforgettable summer. Come back to the pond one more time and see this American classic.

On Golden Pond is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC,
servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.

This play is packed with charm and wit. Retirees Norman and Ethel Thayer spend their summers at their vacation home on the idyllic shores of Golden Pond in Maine. This year their daughter, Chelsea, visits with her new fiancé, Bill and his teenage son, Billy. On their way to Europe, they leave Billy to spend the summer. On their return, Chelsea attempts to repair her long-strained relationship with her aging father.
Open audition at the theatre with readings taken from the scripts provided (2nd Revision) at the theatre. Ages indicated below are approximate. Be prepared to provide any conflicts between mid-May and July 23. Conflicts may, but may not effect casting.
NORMAN THAYER (65-75 yrs) – aging with some senility, a curmudgeon and cantankerous man softened with a great wit. Loves Ethyl but has a strained relationship With his daughter, Chelsea.
ETHEL THAYER – (60-75yrs) – spritely, active woman with a great passion for life and love. A caregiver and sweetheart.
CHARLIE MARTIN– (35-45) local mailman, old family friend, single, has a crush On Chelsea, typical down-Easterner with a good laugh.
CHELSEA THAYER – (35-45) – daughter, engaged to Bill Ray, attractive, intelligent, struggles with her past relationship with her father.
BILL RAY – (35-45 Yrs) – Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father. Not the outdoors type, Tries to impress Norman and Ethyl.
BILLY RAY, JR – (12-15 yrs) – teenage son of Bill, typical California teen, develops a friendship with Norman and fishing.
Any questions, contact Bill Peckham, Director, 845-473-5807. Good luck!

Spring Theatre Tour | April 16 | 1pm – 5pm

Join us for a free self-guided tour. A glimpse of the behind-the-scenes magic of County Players!

Sunday, April 16th | 1pm – 5pm

***Complete the tour and be entered for a chance to win a pair of free tickets to one of our Season 66 productions***

Whether a current audience member, subscriber, or just interested, the Board of Governors invite you to go behind-the-scenes to see how our productions come together. According to County Players board president Jeff Battersby, “We’re excited to open our doors and ‘pull back the curtains’ for our Open House! Combining the talents of many volunteers is the only way we can bring our productions to life, and we want to share our stories and backstage spaces with everyone who witnesses the final results of our hard work and love of theatre.”

Upon arrival, guests will receive a map highlighting stations of interest where they can learn more about the various production departments. During the self-guided tour, attendees will have an opportunity to interact with our dedicated volunteer personnel, ask them about the history of County Players and the Falls Theater, find out about day-to-day operations, and hear about plans for future productions.

On your self-guided tour start in the lobby and move into the theater to meet several volunteers and hear about various components of the theatrical process from the printed page to the lighted stage. Get to meet our resident technical volunteers to learn about the “theatre magic” that inspires the designer’s choices bringing a director’s vision to life. Tours will finally return guests to the lobby for information about upcoming shows and the option to sign up for various volunteer opportunities.

COVID-19 POLICY: Masks are no longer required when visiting the County Players Falls Theatre but they are strongly recommended. For info visit

CP2 Readers Theatre Weekend 3 – March 3, 4, & 5

MARCH 3 & 4, 2023
Fri 8pm & Sat 4pm


This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.


Constellations is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Player Service, Inc.

“Ingenious and beautiful. Truly stellar.” EVENING STANDARD


MARCH 4 & 5, 2023
Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm

Directed by PARKER REED

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Ada & The Engine is presented by arrangement Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“This brain of mine is something more than merely mortal, as time will show.” ADA BYRON LOVELACE

CP2 is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops