Married Actors Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon Lead ON GOLDEN POND, Beginning Tonight at Bucks County
The real-life acting couple Keir Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY) and Mia Dillon (CRIMES OF THE HEART, Broadway original cast) will be joined by actors Todd Cerveris, Cameron Clifford, Don Noble and Christa Scott-Reed in the BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE production of Ernest Thompson's comedy ON GOLDEN POND, running tonight, July 10, to August 2, at the Playhouse, located at 70 S. Main Street in New Hope, Pa. Dullea and Dillon portray the long-time married couple Norman and Ethel Thayer as they spend the summer on their lakeside cottage in Maine. Mr. Dullea and Miss Dillon have themselves been married for 16 years.
ON GOLDEN POND is directed by Jonathan Silverstein, who recently directed the acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of the musical JOHN & JEN, the hit THE TEMPERAMENTALS and A WALK IN THE WOODS starring Kathleen Chalfant.
About the Playhouse's upcoming revival of ON GOLDEN POND, Playhouse Producing Director Alexander Fraser states, "Ernest Thompson's beautiful comedy about love is timely and offers a sparkier slant than the beloved film. We are thrilled to have Keir and Mia and their fellow cast members join us in New Hope. I saw the stars two years ago at the Tennessee Williams's Festival in Provincetown in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and invited them to Bucks. I've been a fan of Keir since DAVID AND LISA, and Mia and I worked together on CRIMES OF THE HEART on Broadway."
Credits for the newly-announced ON GOLDEN POND cast members include:
--Todd Cerveris: on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC and TWENTIETH CENTURY
--Cameron Clifford: on Broadway in BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL
--Don Noble: on Broadway in ONCE and END OF THE RAINBOW
--Christa Scott-Reed: on Broadway in PITMEN PAINTERS
In addition to ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson has written THE WEST SIDE WALTZ starring Katharine Hepburn; A SENSE OF HUMOR with Jack Lemmon, and several others. His film and TV credits include the film version of ON GOLDEN POND, SWEET HEARTS DANCE, 1969, TAKE ME HOME AGAIN and THE WEST SIDE WALTZ with Shirley MacLaine and Liza Minnelli.
Keir Dullea has appeared in more than 25 feature films since 1957 including DAVID AND LISA (Golden Globe Award for "New Star of the Year"); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY; MADAM X opposite Lana Turner; and BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING with Sir Laurence Olivier. His Broadway roles include in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE and P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD. Upcoming films include: ISN'T IT DELICIOUS and as Mark Ruffalo's father in INFINITELY POLAR BEAR.
Mia Dillon has appeared on Broadway in OUR TOWN, THE MISER, HAY FEVER, CRIMES OF THE HEART (Tony Award nomination), AGNES OF GOD, THE CORN IS GREEN, ONCE A CATHOLIC and DA. Film and TV credits include GODS & GENERALS, A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, THE MONEY PIT, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and a recurring role on THE JURY.