‘On Golden Pond’ ends GPAC season April 6

Staff report

PEMBROKE — Actors Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn made the story famous in the 1981 Academy Award-winning film.

Now, the timeless story is bringing twilight to the 2017-18 Professional Artist Season at Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

“On Golden Pond,” produced by Montana Repertory Theatre, is the last show in the annual GPAC season. The show will take the stage Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36, $31 and $21 for adults and $16 for children.

Beguilingly simple, this quintessentially American tale of a single family and how they pull apart and then find each other has been touching the hearts of audiences for decades.

Written by Ernest Thompson, “On Golden Pond” alternates between humor and poignancy in this endearing ode to growing old and redemptive love.

“If you’ve never spent time on Golden Pond before, welcome,” says Thompson. “If you’re back for another visit, I know the feeling; I never seem to stray too far.”

“On Golden Pond” has been performed in 30 languages and it has been seen all over the world.

“Our season has been astounding,” said James Bass, GPAC director. “While we’re sad to see it come to a close, I think ‘On Golden Pond’ is an ideal performance for us to turn down the lights with. We hope you’ll join us for this heartfelt story.”

For information about tickets, visit www.uncp.edu/gpac or call 910-521-6361.

Staff report