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Attic Theatre's 'On Golden Pond' delivers insights on family dynamics, forgiveness

10:01 PM, Jun. 16, 2013
Dick Furniss plays the gruff father in Attic Theatre's production of 'On Golden Pond,' opening Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
Dick Furniss plays the gruff father in Attic Theatre's production of 'On Golden Pond,' opening Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
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When Christina LaVicka cries during scenes with her onstage father in Attic Theatre's season opener "On Golden Pond" - a classic play about changing family dynamics and choosing second chances - those are real tears on her cheeks.

In the show, LaVicka plays Chelsea, the adult daughter of Norman and Ethel, an aging couple that returns each summer to their cottage on Golden Pond. Over one summer Chelsea and her father, whom she feels has never really understood her, finally connect in a way that LaVicka says she is now experiencing with her own father.

LaVicka watched part of the movie "On Golden ...

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