The stage at Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre is getting busy once again. Just this past weekend, On Golden Pond opened for its first week. This week, Cinderella is being added to the schedule and is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Adapted and directed by Laura Luke, the show opens this Saturday, Sept. 2 and will run through Sept. 24. The curtain rises on the fairytale classic on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Cinderella is known as the world’s most famous fairy tale, according to the Sutter Street Theatre playbill. Her life is not easy living with her Stepmother and Stepsisters. Cinderella’s life is about to change, and it all starts with a wish and her Fairy Godmother. This tale is sure to touch your heart and make you laugh as you come to see if a little magic can bring Cinderella and the Prince together and make dreams come true!
If you didn’t go on opening weekend, don’t forget to check out On Golden Pond as well as Sutter Street Theatre brings the stage version of a beloved movie that hit the big screen in 1981 and swept the best actor categories with its timeless tale of aging.
On Golden Pond 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.
The play, which is rated G, was written by Ernest Thompson. It’s directed locally by Janelle Kauffman and Stephen Kauffman and produced by Kauffman’s Give Us A Hand Productions.
On Golden Pond also runs through September 24. The curtain rises on Friday’s and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 4:30 p.m.