Portraying Norman, the patriarchal curmudgeon, will be Mike Genovese. Mike's extensive television career includes guest starring roles on “E.R,” “Judging Amy,” “Star Trek: Next Generation” and “N.Y.P.D. Blue,” among others. He was last seen onstage at The Public Theatre in “Orphans,” and has appeared regularly at various theatres throughout the country. Appearing with him as his onstage wife Ethel will be his offstage wife Ellen Crawford. Ellen was last seen at The Public Theatre in “The Belle of Amherst” and is most familiar to TV audiences for her role as nurse Lydia Wright on “E.R.” Noted for her film and television work, Ellen is also a familiar face to Los Angeles theatre audiences and enjoys a successful stage career. Playing the role of their daughter Chelsea, her fiancé Bill and Charlie the local mailman will be New York actors Beth Hylton, Jefferson Slinkard and Michael Hardart. The role of young Billy, the 13-year-old foil to Norman, will be played by local actor Scott Venable. Scott has participated in The Public Theatre's summer training program for young actors for the past two seasons, and is looking forward to the opportunity to work alongside professional actors.
During the run of the show The Public Theatre's Silent Auction will be held in the lobby of the theatre. This annual fund-raising event is a fun way to shop for bargains while supporting the theatre. Early Bird Subscriptions (offering free bonus tickets!) for the upcoming 2012-13 season will also be on sale during the run of this show. “On Golden Pond” is the perfect show to celebrate the coming of Spring, as well as a great gift to give to Mom on Mother's Day.
“On Golden Pond” will be performed at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre, May 4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 8 p.m., May 6 at 2 p.m., May 10 at 7:30 p.m., May 11 at 7:30 p.m., May 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and May 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18, youth tickets (18 and under) are $5, and the group rate (10+) is $15. For tickets call The Public Theatre Box Office at 782-3200. For more information, visit www.thepublictheatre.org.