Audition for On Golden Pond

Wheaton Drama, Inc.¬†announces auditions for Ernest Thompson’s play, On Golden Pond.

Auditions will be at 7pm on Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19 at Playhouse 111, 111 North Hale Street in Wheaton, IL. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm.

Open auditions will involve cold readings from the script. On Golden Pond takes place in the living room of a summer home in Maine. The ages are suggested, but not written in stone. Characters must appear to be suggested ages.

It is recommended that the parents of young men auditioning for the role of Billy read the script prior to the audition. This character is required to use some adult language.

Roles to be cast:

Norman Thayer, Jr.: Age 80ish.  He is peppery and boyish, but at the same time, he is grand and carries himself properly. He is flirting with senility, but knows it, and he plays it to the hilt.

Ethel Thayer: Age 70ish.¬† She is Norman’s opposite in many ways.¬† She fills the empty spaces when Norman grows quiet. They are best of friends and understand each other completely.

Charlie Martin: Age 40-50ish.  Likes to laugh, simple, but charming. Maine accent.  Charlie has had a crush on Chelsea for many years.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne: Age 40-50ish. The only child of Norman and Ethel.¬† The nervous type, has her father’s humor. Is attractive and athletic, and sometimes appears to be walking on eggshells.

Billy Ray:  Age 13. Flippant, short, but only to cover his awkwardness. He is eager and bright. His hair should be long, and his posture terrible.

Bill Ray: Age 40-50ish. Attractive man, good smile and tends to be on the serious side, but does have a good sense of humor when he remembers to use it. He works at being an intellectual and is a bit cautious in life. He has extra personality supplies, on reserve, just below the surface.

On Golden Pond is directed by Dee Hicks, assisted by Julie Rodgers-Baker. Rebecca Poole is the production manager. Jessica Orozco is the stage manager.
Performances of On Golden Pond are November 18 to December 11, 2011 (no show Thanksgiving Day). Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm. On Golden Pond is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.