Theater Preview: SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR (North Coast Rep)

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by Milo Shapiro on October 10, 2020

in Theater-Los Angeles,Theater-Regional,Virtual


Bernard Slade’s wickedly funny comedy explores a 25-year love affair between two seemingly ordinary people who meet once a year. Same Times, Next Year deftly examines the monumental political, social, and most of all, the personal changes that impact the lovers during that quarter century. Full of zippy dialogue, keen observations, hilarious visuals (the clothes! the hair!), and unexpected admissions, this play will have you laughing uproariously one moment and wiping away tears the next. (And did you know Mr. Slade created the sitcoms The Flying Nun and The Partridge Family?)

David Ellenstein directed Katie MacNichol and Bruce Turk on North Coast Rep’s mainstage, and since the actors are a real-life married couple, it adds a layer of intimacy to the story. This is a full theatrical production with sets by Scenic Designer Marty Burnett and costumes by Elisa Benzoni and Hair/Wigs by Peter Herman. Cinematographer/editor Aaron Rumley filmed the show. Settle into a cozy spot and surrender to the buoyant charms of this winning play.

photos by Aaron Rumley

Same Time, Next Year
North Coast Rep in San Diego County
streams on through November 15, 2020 (check for extensions)
for tickets ($35+), visit North Coast Rep

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