Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine is given a bitterly comedic edge by Norman's unreliable memory and cantankerously mobid statements. When their daughter, Chelsea, visits for Norman's 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill's teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Normal and Chelsea's mutual bitterness, while Norman blossoms with his change to mentor young Billy.
The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.
Content may not necessarily be mature in nature, but may not be engaging or interesting to those under 13 years of age.
Directions: Pec Playhouse Theatre - 314 Main St., Pecatonica, IL 61063 - From I-90 take US-20 to N. Pecatonica Rd (about 21 miles). Turn right onto N. Pecatonica Road to Main Street (about 2 miles).