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BAC Black Box: Same Time, Next Year
August 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
BAC Announces Last Show of Black Box Series
Classic Comedy “Same Time, Next Year” to be Staged
(Chicago, June 18, 2019) – The Beverly Arts Center closes out its 2018-2019 Black Box Series with the classic play, “Same Time, Next Year” August 10 – 18, at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The play 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. The hugely popular romantic comedy will be directed by Carly Bishop.
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 both are married to others 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 to find 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 they adapt themselves to the social changes affecting their lives. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers
Performances will take place on the following dates:
Saturday, August 10 at 7:30PM
Sunday, August 11 at 2:30PM
Friday, August 16 at 7:30PM
Saturday, August 17 at 7:30PM
Sunday, August 18 at 2:30PM
About the Black Box Series
The Beverly Arts Center’s Black Box Series is a program that showcases local talent in an intimate setting in the organization’s Black Box Theater. The theater offers flexibility in staging innovative shows for audiences of 75 or less. The series began in October 2018 with “Dying City,” continued with May’s “Flight,” and finishes up in August with “Same Time, Next Year.”
Tickets for “Same Time, Next Year” are $22 ($20 for BAC Members) and are available at the Beverly Arts Center box office on the corner of Western and 111th, via phone at 773-445-3838, or at www.beverlyartcenter.org