Winner! 1975 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding New American Play
Nominee! 1975 Tony Award, Best Play
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. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
"Delicious wit, compassion, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia." -The New York Times
"Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic."- New York Post
ERIC HELLMERS (George) Eric is a local actor/director/singer/teacher/crooner who works all over San Diego. Theaters include Moonlight Amphitheater, Welk Resort, Cygnet, the Avo, San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT), the Brooks Theatre, Ion, and the Lyceum. He teaches and directs children’s theatre for Carlsbad Community Theatre, Aviara Oaks Middle School and Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy. Select Theatre Credits: Titanic (Lightoller), Cabaret (Cliff), Meet Me in St. Louis (Mr. Smith), Boeing Boeing (Bernard), Catch Me If You Can (Agent Cod), Young Frankenstein (Ziggy), Leading Ladies (Jack/Stephanie), Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka), Gypsy (Tulsa), Drowsy Chaperone (George), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), West Side Story (Riff), Once Upon A Mattress (Dauntless), Into the Woods (Baker), Music Man (Harold Hill), Arsenic & Old Lace (Mortimer). Eric also has a Sinatra/Buble/Rat Pack style act that he does, as well as an album of Jazz standards. You can see him next, returning to the Horton Grand Theatre in Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play for SDMT.
Michelle Marie Trester (Doris): Select theatre credits include: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Cygnet Theatre), 4000 Miles (ion theatre), Hackathon (Playwrights Project, The Old Globe), Noises Off (Premiere Productions, Welk Resort), Flemming (An American Thriller) and On Air (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Fight Dreams (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The XYZ Files (Off-Broadway), Little Piece of You (NYC International Fringe Festival), Rabbit Hole (Theatre Arts West), and the title role in Henry VI (The New School for Drama). She has also toured with her solo theatrical clowning show TO DO: to various festivals including the NYC International Fringe Festival. Film/Television credits include: Deadly Devotion (Discovery ID), Mary Pillard 2016 (Safe Circle Productions). MFA, The New School for Drama. www.MichelleMarieTrester.com