Auditions for On Golden Pond

Announcing Auditions for:

by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Heather Bottoms

Performance Dates
January 25, 26, 27, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

Audition Dates

Sunday, November 11 from 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. (NEW DATE)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 510 W Main St., Franklin, TN 37064
We’ll be in Founder’s Hall. Enter at front door on Main Street.
(Callbacks on Thursday, November 15 if needed)

Roles available for 2 women, 3 men, and 1 teenage boy (boys 12 and older only please). See role descriptions below for more details. There will be cold readings from the script. Headshots/resumes are welcome, but not required.

Rehearsals will begin the week of November 26. Please bring a list of any conflict dates with you to auditions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the director, Heather Bottoms at

Norman Thayer, Jr. – 79, husband to Ethel, father to Chelsea. Former English Professor, wicked sense of humor, a bit rough around the edges. Strained relationship with his daughter.

Ethel Thayer – 69, wife to Norman, mother to Chelsea. Energetic, warm, balances out Norman’s moodiness.

Charlie Martin – 44, neighborhood mailman, old friend to Chelsea. Friendly, helpful, kind.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne – 42, dating Bill. Divorced, no kids. Stubborn, independent. Close to mom, strained relationship with her father.

Bill Ray – 45, dentist dating Chelsea. Father to Billy. Nice guy, a bit serious, put together.

Billy Ray – 13, son of Bill. Friendly, a bit flippant to cover his adolescent awkwardness. Really hits it off with Norman.