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Although a little dated, a jewel of a piece about two people in love, outside of a traditional relationship I really enjoyed the evolution of each character as they aged, and found myself invested in their growth together, as humans, as a couple, as individuals who come to know themselves, and each other so well. I ve always loved the movie but never read the play It s basically word for word and one of my favorite stories I think one of the things that makes this special is this story wouldn t be believable if it was set in this day and age.It s funny, romantic, honest, and just perfect. Stories involving extramarital affairs frequently appear to be fettered in their creative breadth by the negative connotations surrounding the concept Nature and nurture have associated such a strong taboo around it that even contemplation of the topic is resisted by our mind as vigourously as the thought of death Monogamy was essential for modern humans for multiple reasons including welfare of offsprings, prevention of diseases, and flourishing of societies So, when a story dares to venture Stories involving extramarital affairs frequently appear to be fettered in their creative breadth by the negative connotations surrounding the concept Nature and nurture have associated such a strong taboo around it that even contemplation of the topic is resisted by our mind as vigourously as the thought of death Monogamy was essential for modern humans for multiple reasons including welfare of offsprings, prevention of diseases, and flourishing of societies So, when a story dares to venture beyond being pontifical about an affair and explores a different mix of causes and results of such a dalliance, it provides enough reasons to pique the curiosity antennae Bernard Slade s play Same Time, Next Year is a comic romantic drama that explores the extramarital relationship between its protagonists The story is based on an interesting premise wherein George and Doris, two individuals happily married to their spouses, fall for each other after a chance encounter on a weekend of February 1952 in an inn on the Northern Californian coastline and keep coming back to the same place at the same time every year to continue their parallel relationship After the initial weekend, the subsequent acts involve a five year jump in time which gives the story enough time to pack significant life events in every segment The narrative deftly puts forward the emotional conundrums that the two characters face at different stages of their respective lives while taking us through the evolutionary ride of their relationship In fact, every change in the appearance and thinking of both characters feels organic and thus never gives any hint of being contrived to take the story forward Along the course of their yearly dalliances, George and Doris go through situations that only solidify their love and commitment for each other Through a blend of light hearted and tender conversations, we cannot help but feel warmth and affection towards the joys and travails of their relationship In a particularly poignant moment when George decides to abandon their weekend, partly due to guilt and partly due to a call he gets from his daughter Debbie, Doris finally unmasks her emotions with restraint and calm that deeply resonate with both George and us During the past year, I picked up the phone and started to call you ten times I couldn t seem to stop thinking about you You kept slipping into my real life and it scared the hell out of me More to the point, I felt guilty So I decided to stop seeing you.At first, I wasn t going to show up at all, but then I thought I at least owed you an explanation So I came When you walked in the door of the cottage, I knew I couldn t do it That no matter what the price, I was willing to pay it Adding glitter to this fresh story is the timely puncturing of an intense, emotional conversation by an unintended gag, usually by George For instance, on the morning after they first sleep together, George informs Doris of the incredible feeling of guilt overcoming him Despite her strongest attempts at resistance, George s incessant blabbering also achieves in evoking the same feeling in Doris Just when this situation has become tense enough, George dares to ask her, Would you go to bed with me again When Doris tries to convince him of why that is not a good idea, George quips, The Russians have the bomb We could all be dead tomorrow In essence, if the affair aspect can be kept aside, Same Time, Next Year invests successfully in showing how two individuals, free from flimsy societal constraints, can find and sometimes need a soothing and progressive outlet for their emotional and intellectual needs To me, the story gives a message of not burdening any relationship with expectations greater than what it can handle and to allow it to gestate without any meddling . [ DOWNLOAD ] ⚇ Same Time, Next Year ☪ 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
My reading goal for this year is to readplays Read them and then watch the same play on YouTube to see how close my imagination interpreted the play Having never seen this play, I was quite impressed by my first play selection of 2019 I enjoyed this play about George and Doris and how their affair, relationship, friendship and lives evolved over 25 years It challenges conventional thinking, which took it from 4 to 5 stars for me. I remember seeing the movie years ago with Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda and I loved it then I read the play yesterday and loved it all over again Think of it as a love story of a different type where two people who just met wind up in bed and make it a yearly ritual at the same spot Hence, the name of the play. Second time re read of this old beautiful play I love this story An unconventional love story, a lifetime affair they don t try to explain No justification No apologies They just enjoy the absolute present Once a year, every year Such a reminder that love is energy that binds and isn t easily broken. Truly believable romance Great sense of humor I have watched the movie tens of times, but reading it I could imagine George and Doris on my own The dialogues are hilarious I kept thinking, it could have happen to me, the story is so real Great perspective on the past decades and what the times were like Growing old, changing and staying the same at the same time I will never get bored with this play Simple play Read after I saw the movie Quintessential type of play that was produced often in the 1970s Rereading this on May 20, 2018.