January 21 through February 7, 2016
While clearly not Actors’ Summit’s intention, it is impossible to sit through its production of “Same Time, Next Year” and not feel as if you’ve just binge-watched vintage sitcoms on Nick at Nite.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN review here.
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR is an old-fashioned comedy that is filled with tender and humorous lines. It a perfect play choice for the Actors’ Summit audiences and gets a delightful production under the direction of Paula Kline Messner, with fine performances by Keith Stevens and Natalie Sander Kern.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
The play’s dialogue and gender roles, depicting 1951 to 1975, come across as dated. And some of the references to race and sexuality are painful to listen to, as are a number of corny jokes. But the heart of the work is interesting in its two simultaneous character studies, with both George and Doris learning, evolving and finding themselves as individuals over more than two decades.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
For those “oldsters” looking to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, this production is the perfect answer. The laughs are genuine and are balanced with heartbreak to bring balance to the evening. Expertly directed and acted, this is well worth the drive to Akron.
To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.