Play explores lover’s lives

NANAIMO - TheatreOne and the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North present the play Same Time, Next Year Saturday and Sunday (June 8-9).

Tim Johnson plays George in Bernard Slade’s Same Time

Tim Johnson plays George in Bernard Slade’s Same Time

Doris and George meet once a year for a romantic tryst.

They have a deep emotional intimacy despite the brief annual encounter between them.

The two have met for nearly 25 years, but each of them also has a spouse they’ve kept in the dark about their other relationship.

The bond between Doris and George is explored in Bernard Slade’s romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year.

The play is being presented by TheatreOne and the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North Saturday and Sunday (June 8-9) at the Nanaimo Yacht Club. The production is a fundraiser for both organizations.

George is played by Tim Johnson. He trained at the Gabriola Island Theatre Centre and has performed in Relatively Speaking, Confusions and the films Billy Bishop Goes to War and Passion.

Doris is played by Nicole Busby. She has been on stage several times in Nanaimo, having performed many roles in plays by Western Edge Theatre.

The play is being directed by Leonie Gardner.

People attending the shows can enjoy an evening of dinner theatre. Each performance includes a meal prepared by Minoz Restaurant. Attendees will have a choice of roast baron of beef au jus or whisky planked salmon and assorted sides. The evening finishes with a selection of desserts, coffee and tea.

For the Saturday performance doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

For Sunday’s performance doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $85 in advance, call 250-754-7587 or e-mail info@theatreone.org.