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On Golden Pond comes to Sutter Street Theatre

By: Telegraph Staff
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On Golden Pond

Now through August 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m.

Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street

Tickets: SutterStreetTheatre.com or 916-353-1001.

Price: $23 for general, $21 for seniors, $18 for students with ID & SARTA members, $15 for children 12 and under

 

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. He is a retired professor, nearing 80, with heart palpitations and a failing memory, but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever.

Ethel, 10 years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer.

The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple had longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness – and slang – in return.

Performances are now through August 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m.

For online tickets go to SutterStreetTheatre.com or call the box office at 916-353-1001.