Seeking Costume Designer for On Golden Pond

Website URL Kirkwood Theatre Guild

Community Theater Company located in Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood Theatre Guild, a volunteer organization, is producing the upcoming play On Golden Pond and is looking for a Costume Designer.

The Story: 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.

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Time & Place: 1970s, a Summer House, Maine, USA
Set: Interior, Single Set
Costume Design Difficulty: Average, cast of six, several costume changes

Important Dates:
Costume Move-In/Setup: Feb 29 – Mar 7, 2020
Tech Week Begins: Mar 8, 2020
Performances: Mar 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Strike: Mar 22, 2020

Please respond to volunteer@ktg-onstage.org with questions or if you are interested in helping us with this role.

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