On Golden Pond At The Kennedy Center

James Earl Jones

This new production of On Golden Pond will star James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll.

On Golden Pond tells the story of a retired professor Norman Thayer and his wife Ethel, who live in their beloved summer cottage. This year Chelsea, the daughter they haven’t seen for years, comes for Norman’s birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe to be married, and they leave his son to spend several weeks with Norman and Ethel. Chelsea returns to find that her stepson has formed the relationship with her father that she’d always wanted.

James has starred on stage in Othello, The Great White Hope, and Fences. He has made many films, but is most known for his work in Field of Dreams and as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.

Carroll has starred in such films as Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, and Claudine. She has starred on stage in House of Flowers, No Strings and Same Time Next Year.

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