CHIPLEY —The Spanish Trail Playhouse will present the play, "On Golden Pond" Friday, March 9; Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. The play will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Spanish Trail Playhouse, located at 680 Second Street in Chipley (Historic Chipley High School).
Tickets for this show are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 or older) and for military (with active or retired ID). Tickets are on sale and can now be purchased online at www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com! Tickets can also be purchased at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Box Office (680 Second Street, Chipley). The office will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday. You can also still call 638-9113 to purchase tickets. The Playhouse now accepts credit card payments.
On Golden Pond will be directed by Kevin Russell and was written by Earnest Thompson. 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. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
For additional information, please visit the Spanish Trail Playhouse website: www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com or call 850-638-9113.