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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

"On Golden Pond" Opens June 12 - Tickets on Sale

On Golden Pond opens June 12 at the Bringhurst Park Theatre, just in time for Father’s Day. Tickets go on sale June 2. Discounted season tickets for this and the remaining two productions in City Park Players’ 60th Anniversary Season remain available.

The third offering of the theatre’s 2008 season, the1979 Broadway Drama Guild Best Play was written by Ernest Thompson and is directed by noted Central Louisiana actor/director Frith Harwood. City Park Players board member Piper Wilson is Executive Producer and the production features a local cast and crew of stage veterans and newcomers.

On Golden Pond is the warmhearted story of grumpy, retired New England professor Norman Thayer, Jr., and his spirited wife, Ethel, spending one final summer at their lakeside cottage in Maine. Generations collide and sparks fly when the Thayer’s middle-age daughter and her fiancĂ© leave his teenage son with the Thayers, while they embark on a European vacation. Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda starred in the Academy Award-nominated 1981 film based on this triumph of life, love, and family.

In celebration of their 60th Anniversary Season, the theater will unveil a frameable art poster commissioned especially for the production and designed with artwork by artist Glenda Kennison-Smith, owner of the Gallery House art gallery in Alexandria. Available in limited edition, the posters will be for sale through the run of the show.

On Golden Pond opens Thursday, June 12 and runs through June 22, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2:30. All performances will be held at the Bringhurst Park Theatre, 1802 Sylvester Street, Alexandria, Louisiana. Individual tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 and older), and $5 for students with current ID. Group sales are also available.

For tickets, reservations, or more information, contact the City Park Players box office at (318) 442-1800 or email cparkplayers@bellsouth.net.

The Old Settler cast and crewmembers members include:
Ed Reed – Norman Thayer, Jr.
Lucy Azlin – Ethel Thayer
Allen Rowlen – Charlie Martin
Wanda Schenk – Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Zeb Mathews – Billy Ray
Stewart Riggar – Bill Ray
Piper Wilson – Operator
Diane Falcone – Stage Manager
Georgia Fox – Costume Matron
Ron Rachal - Lighting Designer
Neil Bernard - Stage Hand
Aaron McConnell - Stage Hand

The City Park Players 60th Anniversary Season is made possible, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana, and the Roy O. Martin Foundation.

A premiere community theatre, City Park Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to offering quality cultural activities and experiences to the entire Central Louisiana community through live theatre productions, programming, and education. Visit our Website at http://www.cityparkplayers.org/.

Tickets also available at:

Etc. by Downs
2800 Jackson Street
Alexandria LA 71301
(318) 473-4385

Arricka’s Shoes & Accessories
1335 Peterman Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 445-6323

Weiss & Goldring
3601 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 433-9200

The Ya-Ya’s Boutique
1108 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 443-3788

The Book Merchant
512 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71547


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