Classic ‘On Golden Pond’ at the George Daily Auditorium

The Tony Award-winning stage play On Golden Pond is at the George Daily Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The movie version starring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, based on the stage play, won five Academy Awards for its story and acting.

On Golden Pond is an American treasure. This tale of a single family and how they pull apart and find each other has been touching audiences for generations. Aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond, exploring their turbulent relationship with their daughter and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of their long marriage.

This play has endured because it deals with a family in crisis in a humane, poetic, and often funny way. It continues to resonate because we all have mothers and fathers, we all cope with aging, and we have all experienced being lost – and hopefully found. It is this dynamic of finding family and the love therein that keeps On Golden Pond forever relevant.

The Montana Repertory Theatre based out of Missoula, Montana performs the show. The George Daily Auditorium has presented several shows from Montana Rep throughout the years, including Barefoot in the Park, To Kill A Mockingbird, Biloxi Blues, Lost in Yonkers, and Of Mice and Men.

There will be an optional post-show Q&A where audience members will be able to talk to the cast.

Read the full story in the February 8 edition.