Summer plays at Watermark

A comedy and a thriller on stage in North Rustico

Photo by Rob Laughter [Unsplash.com]
Photo by Rob Laughter [Unsplash.com]

The summer season at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico begins this month with Same Time, Next Year by Canadian playwright Bernard Slade. Directed by Robert Tsonos, the romantic comedy will run on select dates from June 25 until August 31. The stage version of the Stephen King thriller Misery, adapted by William Goldman and directed by Rahul Gandhi, will run from July 5 until August 30.

“Two great plays that I’m sure our audiences are going to love. Both are highly entertaining but also say a lot about the world,” shares Artistic Director Robert Tsonos. “Same Time, Next Year has strong opinions about love, sex, and relationships. While Misery delves into the role of art in society, fan culture, and obsession.”

A one-night stand turns into a quarter-century affair in Same Time, Next Year, one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time. The Tony Award-winning play follows George and Doris’ clandestine weekend rendezvous over the course of 25 years. The starry-eyed lovers meet for an annual getaway of romance, honesty, and hilarity against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world. Cameron MacDuffee and Jody Stevens star as the starry-eyed lovers. 

In Misery, true life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist, played by Rob MacLean, wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan,” played by Jody Stevens. Rescued from a wintry car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes, a seemingly kind nurse. When events take a nightmarish turn, the injured Paul realizes Annie has no intention of letting him leave. This spine-tingling stage adaptation traps you in the room with Paul as he must outsmart Annie if he hopes to escape. The tense cat-and-mouse game will grip you until the very end. 

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