Watermark summer 2024
Programming announced for upcoming season
Watermark Theatre in North Rustico recently announced its plays for summer 2024. The theatre will produce Canadian playwright Bernard Slade’s hilarious romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year and the stage version of the Stephen King thriller Misery adapted by William Goldman.
“Two great plays,” says Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, “that I’m sure our audiences are going to love. Both are highly entertaining but also say a lot about the world. 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. Same Time, Next Year will run from June 25–August 31, 2024.
In Misery, true life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a wintery 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 the audience in the room with Paul as he must outsmart Annie if he hopes to escape. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the tense cat-and-mouse game is gripping to the very end. Misery will run from July 5–August 30, 2024.
Rounding out the summer programming, the Watermark Music Series will return with Island musical artists interpreting classic composers.
Four and six pack season passes are available now at 963-3963 and locarius.io/organizations/26.