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Maui OnStage Presents ‘On Golden Pond’

April 19, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Maui OnStage presents "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson at the Historic 'Iao Theater from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, May 6.

The Tony- and Oscar-winning story is the timeless tale of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their lakeshore home on Golden Pond. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fianc. When they depart for Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer, the boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple has longed for. 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, 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.

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Bill Love is Norman and Ann Marie Wilder is Ethel in the award-winning “On Golden Pond” at the Historic ‘Iao Theater from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, May 6.
Photos: Jack Grace

The Maui Cast includes Bill Love as Norman, Ann Marie Wilder as Ethel, Ute Karolina Finch as Chelsea, Brian Connolly as Chelsea's fianc (Billy Ray), Mark Colmer as Charlie the mailman, and 12-year-old Nathanial Sullivan as Billy Jr.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Historic 'Iao Theater in Wailuku, 68 N. Market St.

Tickets are $40, $22 and $15. Dinner packages are available with Caf O'Lei and Bistro Casanova.

For tickets or more information about Maui's oldest theater company, call the 'Iao Theater Box Office at 242-6969 or visit



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