Production of “On Golden Pond” Set for This Month; Area Students Design Poster

Actors Circle Holy Cross

Holy Cross students who designed the poster for an upcoming production of “On Golden Pond” are, seated from left: Keelin Schimilfenig and Jillian Brennan. Standing, same order: Kristina Toolan, art teacher; Benjamin Tolerico, principal; Jane Foy, Actors Circle president, and Katie Von Bergen, director of play.

Actors Circle will present Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, on March 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 and  28. Performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $12, general; $10 seniors, $8 students. On Thursday, March 19, tickets are $8 general and seniors, $6 students. For reservations Call 570-342-9707.  All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

Directed by Katie VonBergen, this well known play tells the story of Norman Thayer and his energetic wife, Ethel, who have been spending the summers at their lakeside home on Golden Pond for 48 years, fishing and watching for loons. Then, their divorced daughter, Chelsea, her new fiancé, and his teenage son make an unexpected visit.

Cast members are: Bob Taylor as Norman Thayer; Carol Davis as Ethel Thayer; Marcie Herman Riebe as Chelsea Thayer; Eric Lutz as Billy Ray Wayne; Michael Semus Fenton-Kapacs as Billy Ray Wayne Jr., and Jeff Ginsberg as Charlie Martin.

Mariely Colin is stage manager; Jeff Ginsberg and Lou Bisignani, producers; John VonBergen, set designer and master builder; Margo Azzarelli, set decorator; Cathy Rist Strauch, artistic painter and publicist. 

Keelin Schimelfenig and Jillian Brennan, students of Holy Cross High School. designed the artwork for the poster. Benjamin Tolerico is the high school principal, and Kristina Toolan is their art teacher.

Jane Foy is Actors Circle’s president.


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