The Boat Club Productions Presents "On Golden Pond"

Date: Sunday, September 19 02:00 PM

Venue: The Boat Club

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer. It is sure to touch your heart and make you smile.

About this event

(FYI- For the health and safety of our stage performers, production staff and attendees, masks are required to be worn for all On Golden Pond performances, despite your vaccination status.)

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.

Date and time

Fri, Sep 10, 2021, 7:00 PM –

Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 4:00 PM CDT



Fitger's Complex (The Spirit of the North Theater)

600 E. Superior St

Duluth, MN 55802