Same Time Next Year

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Same Time Next Year is a 1975 comedy play by Canadian playwright and screenwriter Bernard Slade [1] (born 1930). The plot focuses on two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year for two dozen years. The play was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New American Play. A screen version was directed by Robert Mulligan in 1978, starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.

Performance history in South Africa

1976: First produced in South Africa by Pieter Toerien and Shirley Firth in 1976 and staged at the Baxter Theatre in 1977. Production directed by Kim Grant with Ros Drinkwater, Jeremiah Sullivan.

2014: Produced by KBT Productions, directed by Christopher Weare with Paul du Toit and Julie Hartley at the Kalk Bay Theatre May 22 – June 22 2013; National Arts Festival 2013, Fugard Theatre Studio 17 - 28 June, 2014.

Translations and adaptations


Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

Die Burger 30 May 2014.

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