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New year starts with “On Golden Pond” at Bristol Riverside


Bristol Riverside Theatre starts the new year with the American classic “On Golden Pond,” by Ernest Thompson, running Jan. 22 to Feb. 10.

The humorous and heartwarming play is directed by Bristol Riverside Theatre’s founding director Susan D. Atkinson. Previews begin Tuesday, Jan. 22, with opening night set for Thursday, Jan. 24.

The cast features BRT favorites Keith Baker (“Quartet,” “Old Wicked Songs”) as Norman Thayer, Jr., Eleanor Handley (“Lost in Yonkers,” “Witness for the Prosecution”) as Chelsea Thayer Wayne, Michael Satow (“Time Stands Still”) as Charlie Martin and Danny Vaccaro (“The Producers,” “Rumors”) as Bill Ray.

The case also features newcomers Jeanne Lehman (Broadway: “Beauty & the Beast”) as Ethel Thayer and Henry Parker as Billy Ray.

The creative team includes Charles Morgan (scenic design), Linda Bee Stockton (costume design), Conor Mulligan (lighting design) and Bradlee Ward (sound design).

BRT’s Mainstage season continues with Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” March 12 to March 31, and “The Christians” by Obie Award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath, April 30 to May 19.

“On Golden Pond” tickets start at $33, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel. Tickets are available at or 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.