True Colors Theatre Company Presents Same Time Next Year

Acclaimed director, producer and actor, Kenny Leon, takes the stage of Southwest Arts Center with fellow Tony Award winner, Phylicia Rashad, in Same Time Next Year. The play, written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, is being presented by Leon’s theatre company, True Colors Theatre. Same Time Next Year opened on July 8th and will run through August 3rd.

The plot of the play revolves around a man and a woman- both married to other people- who develop an adulterous arrangement after meeting one day in 1951. The production follows the two characters over a span of 25 years as they agree to meet in the same place at the same time, year after year. Leon describes the deeper meaning of the play like this,  “…you see in the play how people connect. How people grow. How people change. How love and friendship are enduring.” While the premise sounds somewhat serious, the play is actually equal parts touching and hilarious.

Phylicia Rashad, probably best known for her role as Claire Huxtable, and Kenny Leon have worked together for 20 years, yet this is their first time acting together. Previously Leon has always directed Rashad. Their two decades of working together has produced a great professional relationship which translates flawlessly to their onstage love affair. Leon admitted that he was committed to the production before he even read the play once he heard that Rashad was on-board with the idea. “And then I read the play and said ‘oh my God’. We’re going to do this? I have to be onstage with Phylicia Rashad? I have to be in love with her over a 30 year period? And we’re both cheating on our husbands and wives? But it’s a beautiful play about the foundation of a relationship,” said Leon in a GPB interview.

For more information on Same Time Next Year and True Colors Theatre Company, check out their website. Please see below to get more information about show dates and times. Get your ticket to Same Time Next Year by clicking the “Find Tickets” button at the bottom of the page, but you better hurry, because tickets are selling fast!

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday, July 10th – 8 P.M.

Friday, July 11th – 8 P.M.

Saturday, July 12th – 2:30 P.M. & 8 P.M.

Sunday, July 13th – 2:30 P.M.

Wednesday, July 16th – 11 A.M. & 8 P.M.

Thursday, July 17th – 8 P.M.

Friday, July 18th – 8 P.M.

Saturday, July 19th – 2:30 P.M. & 8 P.M.

Sunday, July 20th – 2:30 P.M.

Wednesday, July 23rd – 11 A.M. & 8 P.M.

Thursday, July 24th – 8 P.M.

Saturday, July 26th – 8 P.M.

Sunday, July 27th – 2:30 P.M. & 7 P.M. 

Wednesday, July 30th – 8 P.M.

Thursday, July 31st – 8 P.M.

Friday, August 1st – 8 P.M.

Saturday, August 2nd – 2:30 P.M. & 8 P.M.

Sunday, August 3rd – 2:30 P.M.

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