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Same Time, Next Year

Same Time, Next Year

by Bernard Slade
directed by Stephen Powell
Oct. 21,22,23,28,29,30, Nov. 4.5, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2:00 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

In 1951, at a small California inn, an accountant named George and a housewife named Doris meet for what looks at first like a one-night stand. Instead of leaving it there, the couple—both happily married to other people—decide to meet at the same inn on the same day every year.

For 24 years they meet annually, and each year they discuss their lives and their problems. Doris and George develop a deeper intimacy than one might expect to find between two people meeting for a clandestine relationship just once a year.

“Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Get tickets for “Same Time, Next Year.” It is the funniest comedy, about love and adultery to come Broadway's way in years. If that were not enough, it is also touching.”

- The New York Times

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the 20th century, Same Time, Next Year opened in March 1975 and ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays.

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Bernard Slade

Bernard Slade

Bernard Slade was born in May 1930 in St. Catharines, Ont., as Bernard Slade Newbound. After moving to England with his parents in 1935 and spending most of his childhood there, he returned to Canada at 18 and soon began acting in summer stock, including with the International Players in Kingston.

Spending some years as a stage actor and producer before turning to writing, he had considerable success in Canada, then signed a contract with Screen Gems to write three television pilots a year.

The results of those pilots included The Flying Nun and The Partridge Family. Slade wrote a number of episodes of the latter series, but grew tired of television and returned to writing for the stage, and in 1975 he had his biggest stage success with Same Time, Next Year. He had another Broadway success with Romantic Comedy a few years later.

Bernard Slade died in October 2019 in Beverly Hills.

We would like to acknowledge that this production takes place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We honour and give thanks to the land, its inhabitants and their enduring cultures.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets are available only at THE GRAND THEATRE BOX OFFICE until further notice. Online: and by phone: (613) 530-2050.


Wikipedia: Bernard Slade
Canadian Theatre Encylopedia: Bernard Slade New York Times review 1975