Katharine Hepburn Museum Talk by Ernest Thompson
Hepburn/Thompson - Game On On Golden Pond, On Broadway, On a Life Well-lived The Kate welcomes Academy Award Winner (Best Adapted Screenplay for On Golden Pond) Ernest Thompson for a Museum Talk about his experiences making the film with Miss Hepburn and their collaboration on the Broadway production of his play West Side Waltz. Mr. Thompson will also read from his debut novel, The Book of Maps, which will be available for purchase and autographed by the author. Questions from the audience will be entertained, as well. Tickets are valid for either in-person attendance or a live stream option. This program is FREE to Kate Enthusiasts. Non-Kate Enthusiasts may purchase tickets via the BUY TICKETS link and ALL ticketholders will receive the live stream link by email. Learn about how you can become a Kate Enthusiast here. Ernest Thompson has won an Oscar, two Golden Globes, a Writers Guild Award and a Broadway Drama Guild Award for Best Play. His work has been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His more than 35 plays have been seen in theatres around the world. The most enduring, On Golden Pond, has been translated into 30 languages and played in more than 40 countries on six continents including three runs on Broadway, the most recent starring James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams. Among other plays are The West Side Waltz (starring Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon), A Sense of Humor (Jack Lemmon and Estelle Parsons), Ax of Love, Amazons in August, Murdering Mother, White People Christmas, The Elixir, and Human Beings. His anthology of 25 short plays will contain the collections Political Suicide, The Penis Responds, Answers, and Valentines for Two, as well as The One About the Guy in the Bar, The Kindness of Strangers, and American Terrorist. His other films include Sweet Hearts Dance (Susan Sarandon and Jeff Daniels), The Lies Boys Tell (Kirk Douglas), 1969 (Robert Downey Jr. and Bruce Dern), The West Side Waltz (Shirley MacLaine and Liza Minnelli), Out of Time, and the live On Golden Pond (Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer), the last four of which Ernest also directed, as he has his latest films, Time and Charges and Heavenly Angle. Both were produced by his company, Whitebridge Farm Productions, and offered as On Location Training to anyone of any background, experience or age interested in any aspect of filmmaking.Katharine Hepburn Museum Talk by Erne...
Date and Time
Monday May 22, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
May 22/7 pm
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT