On Golden Pond Auditions
ON GOLDEN POND
By ERNEST THOMPSON
Directed by BILL PECKHAM
SUN APRIL 16 | 7pm
MON APRIL 17 | 7pm
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. dramatists.com
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 theater with readings taken from the scripts provided (2nd Revision). 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!
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. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. 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.