On Golden Pond
Jan 12 - 28
by Ernest Thompson
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. He 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.
Improv Classes at Surfside Playhouse
Taught by the Fearless Improv Brigade
So what is Improv and why should you do it? Well, if you want to be challenged; if you want to learn how to think on your feet; to be more comfortable speaking in front of others: heck if you just want to have fun: Improv is for you!
Our classes are comprised of interesting, fun loving people and we pro-vide a supportive environment for everyone who participates. Our Level 1 class can be taken by anyone regardless of their experience. We will walk you through a series of fun games and activities that will both chal-lenge and delight you. We create stories and scenes together in a col-laborative dynamic environment.
You say, "But I can't do that!" Oh yes you can, in fact you do it every day, you just never looked at it that way. We will teach you how to do it better and more naturally.
Our instructors are experienced and supportive. So come and join us and be part of the fun. We suspect that you may find it addictive.
Sessions consist of 10, two and 1/2 hour classes and tuition is $50.
Classes Are on Monday nights beginning January 22nd.
Party for the Playhouse!
Feb 10th 2018
The Games Afoot
April 27 - May 6
by Ken Ludwig
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
“The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” - Broadway World Cleveland
The Wizard of Oz
6/8 - 6/17
Walk along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion as they follow the yellow brick road in search of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This clever adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic novel will keep you on the edge of your seat! That is when you're not rolling in the aisles with laughter. This play with music is unlike any trip to Oz you've ever seen. Both familiar and strange, the Wizard of Oz will delight audiences of all ages