The Ladysmith Players are presenting On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson and directed by Arlene Blundell at the Ladysmith Little Theatre from March 18 to April 3, 2010. A cranky retired professor, played by local actor Ted Girard, makes his annual pilgrimage with his wife, Ethel, played by Joanne MacIntosh, to their New England summer cottage. Their solitude is interrupted when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son. The daughter and boyfriend are about to go on a vacation of their own and persuade her parents to take care of the boy. The professor and Bill Jr. do not hit it off immediately, but gradually they develop a bond. It is through the warm relationship between the professor and the boy that the old man and his daughter are at last able to reach out to each other, the first time they’ve done so in years.
This very funny, touching, and inspiring play previews on Thursday, March 18, 2010, with an opportunity to meet the cast and crew following the performance. Matinees are on March 21 and 28. Dinner theatre is available at all other shows, Thursday to Saturday. Tickets available on-line or by leaving a message on the box office phone at 250-924-0658 and Jan Bradshaw will return your call. On Golden Pond is produced by permission of Dramatist Play Services, Inc.