On Golden Pond is an American treasure. Many of us are familiar with the story through the Academy
Award- winning film with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. Others have attended one of the literally thousands of
productions this extraordinary play has received over the years. Something deep and profound resonates through the events
that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson.
Beguilingly simple, this tale of a single family and how they pull apart and then find each
other has been touching audiences for decades and generations. We at Montana Rep
feel it is time to reintroduce this
quintessentially American play to our audiences.
play has endured because it deals with a family in crisis in a humane, poetic, and often very funny way. It continues to resonate
all have mothers and fathers, we all cope with aging, and we have all experienced being lost––and
hopefully found. It is this dynamic, this finding of family and the love therein, that keeps On Golden Pond forever relevant.