Delicious wit, compassion, a sense of humor, and a feel for nostalgia. - The New York Times
Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic. - New York Post
Director James A. Zimmerman adds to time changes in a winning way: During scene changes, the audience sees a slide show he put together with headlines from the past, mixed in with popular music from advancing years. This has profound effects. The images trace pop culture and international crises. They put the people in the play in context and offer an awesome history lesson on everything from the Korean War to the breakup of the Beatles. This is riveting, stunning. - Green Bay Press Gazette
One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year 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. Two people Doris and George meet at a seaside inn one night in 1951 and are attracted to one another, although each is married to someone else. After spending the night together and realizing they've fallen in love, each agrees to meet on the same weekend each year for a rendezvous and each keeps that promise. We see this couple age and grow together from 1951, just after the war, to 1977, just after Vietnam. Seeing each character grow as human beings together and apart is amazing. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre’s production will feature real-life married couple Lydia and Joe Keith in the roles of Doris and George. The Keiths are audience favorites at our dinner theatre having acted individually in plays on our stage plus performing together in That Lovin’ Feelin’, Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.