Ernest Thompson talkback

Ernest Thompson talkback

Join us for a Virtual Talkback with “On Golden Pond” playwright Ernest Thompson on Sunday, March 5 following our matinee performance (approximately 4:15 PM). The talkback will take place virtually in a live broadcast via Zoom in the Historic Arcade Theatre. Matinee audience members are welcome to stay following the 2 PM performance to participate. If you attended a prior performance but wish to join us for the talkback, please plan to arrive by 4:00 PM on March 5 and wait for our usher to open the theatre doors.


For those unable to attend in person, we invite you to tune in virtually. Please submit your name and email address to our RSVP link to receive details on how to access the Zoom virtual meeting space.


More about Ernest Thompson:


Ernest Thompson is a writer, actor, director, songwriter, and teacher. He has won an Oscar, two Golden Globes, a Writers Guild Award, and a Broadway Drama Guild Award for Best Play. His work has been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy, and a British Academy Award. His more than 35 plays have been seen in theatres around the world. The most enduring, On Golden Pond, has been translated into 30 languages, Arabic the newest, and played in more than 40 countries on six continents including three runs on Broadway, the most recent starring James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams.

Among other plays are The West Side Waltz (starring Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon), A Sense of Humor (Jack Lemmon and Estelle Parsons),  Ax of Love, Amazons in August, Murdering Mother, White People Christmas, The Elixir, and Human Beings. His anthology of 25 short plays will contain the collections Political Suicide, The Penis Responds, Answers, and Valentines for Two, as well as The One About the Guy in the Bar, The Kindness of Strangers, and American Terrorist.

His films include On Golden Pond (Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda), Sweet Hearts Dance (Susan Sarandon and Jeff Daniels), The Lies Boys Tell (Kirk Douglas), 1969 (Robert Downey Jr. and Bruce Dern), The West Side Waltz (Shirley MacLaine and Liza Minnelli), Out of Time, and the live On Golden Pond (Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer), the last four of which Ernest also directed, as he has his latest films, Time and Charges and Heavenly Angle. Both were produced by his company, Whitebridge Farm Productions, and offered as On Location Training to anyone of any background, experience, or age interested in any aspect of filmmaking.

Learn more at www.ErnestThompson.us.