Family Classic ON GOLDEN POND Comes to the Washington Pavilion

February 7, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD - The Washington Pavilion is proud to present Montana Repertory Theater’s ON GOLDEN POND coming on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The show is based on the play by Academy Award winning screenwriter Ernest Thompson, and features the story of an elderly couple that enjoys their summer in a cottage on a Maine lake, as they come to terms with the husband’s advancing age and his ongoing estrangement from his newly engaged daughter. 

The 2018 National Tour includes J.R. Robinson as Norman and Suzy Hunt as Ethel and directed by Greg Johnson.

Critics agree on the caliber of the story and performance. Richard L. Coe with the Washington Post calls ON GOLDEN POND “a beautiful play, richly comical on the surface, deeply moving below. The sort of play many theatregoers have been missing, its acceptance and affirmation of life not unlike the quality Thornton Wilder poured in to ‘Our Town.’

Kevin Kelly with the Boston Globe says “it alternates with such shrewdness between humor and heartbreak that it comes to feel as real and full as life itself, and that’s a very subtle achievement. A simple but quite beautiful piece of craftsmanship.” 

Tickets are currently on sale at the Washington Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Ave, by calling (605) 367-6000 or at Special pricing is available for groups of 15 or more.

The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at