About the Show...
Second Street Players / Riverfront Theater / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / info@secondstreetplayers.com


Norman...   Chuck Rafferty
Ethel...   Gina Shuck
Chelsea...   Susannah Griffin
Bill Sr...   Len Hedges-Goettl
Billy...   Wesley Mann
Charlie...   Chris Ennis
Operator...   Janice Hall


Director...  Marge Ventura
Assistant Director/Producer...   Ann Nichols
Stage Manager...   Savannah Simon
Artistic Scene Designer/Set Painter...   Dawn Nickerson
Set Designer/Head Builder...   Ed O'Connor
Set Construction...   Ed O'Connor and Team
Light Design...   Chris Myers
Light Tech... Gabe Marine
Sound Design...   Alex Shaw
Props, Costumes, Set Dressing...
Janice Hall and Carol Torrey
Photography...   Len Willens and Teresa Rodriguez
Videographer...   Teresa Rodriguez
SaraKate Hammer - Laura Howard - Ann Nichols
Programs...   Steven Haber
SSP Webmaster...   John Zinzi


This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year.

Norman is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant, and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten 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 have 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.

In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.
Second Street Players 2024 Season Opener
On Golden Pond 
written by Ernest Thompson

directed by Marge Ventura

Fridays JAN 26 & FEB 2 at 7:00p
Saturdays JAN 27 & FEB 3 at 7:00p
Sundays JAN 28 & FEB 4 at 2:00p
Tickets On Sale NOW!
Prices $21 - $22
Video by Teresa Rodriguez
Watch the Video Preview Trailer Below