The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., will close out its 2018-2019 Black Box Series with the classic play, “Same Time, Next Year,” directed by Carly Bishop.
Performances will be held at the BAC from Aug. 10 to 18.
“Same Time, Next Year” is a 1975 romantic comedy by Bernard Slade. It ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the motion-picture adaptation alongside Alan Alda.
In February, 1951, New Jersey accountant George Peters and Oakland housewife Doris meet at a Northern California inn. They have an affair and agree to meet once a year, despite the fact that both are married and have six children between them.
Over the course of the next 24 years, they develop an emotional intimacy deeper than what one would expect between two people meeting for a clandestine relationship just once a year. During the time they spend with each other, they discuss the births, deaths and marital problems each is experiencing at home, while adapting themselves to the social changes affecting their lives. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
Friday and Saturday performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances will be at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets for “Same Time, Next Year” are $22, $20 for BAC members.
For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at beverlyartcenter.org.