Written by Ernest Thompson
April 14-15, 2014




ON GOLDEN POND will be directed by Bryce Lord. Please come to the Sunset Playhouse on one of the audition dates listed below.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script.


Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions. One may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the ON GOLDEN POND Audition Form.


Auditions:  Monday, April 14 – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (7-10 pm)
Callbacks:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Rehearsals: Monday, April 28 – Wednesday, June 4, 2014*
Performances: Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 22, 2014


Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 1pm-5pm; & Saturdays 1pm-4pm.


Contact Kristen Kraklow at kkraklow@sunsetplayhouse.com or

262-782-4431, ext 222 with further questions.



The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman and Ethel Thayer, a couple in the twilight years of their marriage.  Daughter Chelsea, whom they have not seen for years and whose relationship with her father is stormy, is about to arrive for Norman’s birhtday, along with her fiance and his 13 year old son.  Chelsea has decided to leave Billy in her parents’ care while she and her fiance visit Europe.  Norman and Billy become great friends, leading Chelsea to attempt a better relationship with her father.




Norman Thayer, Jr.: 70s-80s; very humorous in his elderly age


Ethel Thayer: 60s-70s; Norman’s wife; a caregiver and dear friend


Charlie Martin: 30s-40s; a local delivery-by-boat mailman; a family friend; still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.


Chelsea Thayer Wayne: 40s; attractive, divorced; tries to deal with her relationship to her father


Billy Ray: early teens; a typical California teenager


Bill Ray: 40s; Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father; not the outdoors type; tries to make a good impression on her parents



*Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00-10:00pm.

We will see you at the theater! Break legs everyone!