June 3-25, 2011
Fri & Sat Nights at 8pm, Sun June 12 & 19 at 2pm
Directed by Scott Francis
Norman and Ethel spend every summer at their lake house in Maine. When their daughter visits one year, she brings a boyfriend and his son along – hoping her parents will look after the boy while she and her fiancé go off traveling. A heartwarming play about relationships that sometimes take a lifetime to unfold.

Floyd Reichman (Norman Thayer) Floyd is tickled nine shades of pink to be making his SecondStory Debut. He is a veteran performer, with some seventy odd productions to his credit, including stage, screen, and television, in such areas as New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Virginia, as well as here in Evergreen country. His last major project was a featured role (H.G. Wells) in a new film, War of the Worlds: the True Story, produced by none other than Pendragon Pictures. It is estimated for TV release shortly. Some of his favorite stage roles include Willie in Sunshine Boys, Serebriakov in Uncle Vanya, Lenny in Rumors, Stage Manager in Our Town, Ernest in Bedroom Farce, Grandpa in You Can’t Take it With You, and others. He is a past Board member of Theater Puget Sound (TPS), and is now a Board member of Seattle Public Theater. When not “trodding the boards”, his other interests include aviation, playing his cello, growing orchids, and being a fair to middlin' cook.

Adina Gillett (Chelsea Thayer) is thrilled to be making her first appearance on the SecondStory stage in such a wonderful production. An improviser at heart, Adina has been a proud company member of Wing-It Productions for 12 years, and has performed  with Jet City Improv more times than anyone would care to count! She has also created, directed, and performed in multiple full-length improvised plays such as Lovetanic, Lease – Seattle’s Own Rock Opera, CUT!, and Inferno. Adina has also enjoyed performing and touring with Book-It All Over, most recently in The Prince of the Pond.  A passionate believer in pursuing what you love, Adina would like to thank Donnie for his unyielding support, and helping her continue in her quest to prove that there is no whole story

Max Harris (Billy Ray Jr.) just finished up the musical 13 with CORE and had a blast. He is very excited to be performing for SSR. His previous credits include, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Bathhouse; The Full Monty, US Village Theater; Suessical Jr, SCT; A Christmas Carole, Cascade Community Theater and Once On This Island SCT. He is enjoying the theater tremendously and looks forward to many more productions throughout the area. Max will be entering High School next year in Duvall WA.

Eileen McCann (Ethel Thayer) Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Eileen, having moved to northern California, became a mother of two, a psychotherapist, an author, and later studied acting. She retired and moved to Seattle in 2007, and has since become a grandmother. Her favorite roles, prior to being Ethel, were in Night by Pinter, My Left Breast by Susan Miller, and Maggie in The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. She is delighted to be part of this excellent cast, privileged to be directed by Scott Francis, and so happy that she now lives in the Northwest! I want to thank my children and my dear friends for their love and support.

Jesse Putnam (Bill Ray) is delighted to be part of SecondStory Rep's production of On Golden Pond (which is based on the actual Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine where Jesse spent most of his youthful summers). Jesse has performed in several regional plays, most recently as Heck Tate in Attic Theater's production of To Kill A Mockingbird. His play Super Tuesday ran at Burien Little Theatre in April. Jesse thanks the cast and crew of On Golden Pond for their camaraderie and hard work. 

Rick Wright (Charlie) is very excited to have been asked to participate in his very first SecondStory Rep show. He has been acting and directing and sweeping theater floors all around the Puget Sound area for over thirty years, most often at the Historic Everett Theatre, Edge of the World, and the Phoenix Theatre where he is currently the Technical Director. Favorite roles include Scrooge -Christmas Carol, Mr. Potter - It's a Wonderful Life, Limping Man - Fuddy Meers, Man - Veronica's Room, Glan Cooper - Rumors, and the list goes on. Thanks to my beautiful wife of 30 years for letting me "play" and special thanks to the cast and crew of this wonderful show for making me feel so welcome.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


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