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We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

JULY 13 - AUGUST 19, 2017

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR at Live Theatre Workshop

Same Time, Next Year

by Bernard Slade

Directed by Sabian Trout

Featuring Shanna Brock and Stephen Frankenfield


One of the most popular romantic comedies of our era, 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 with comedy-great Alan Alda. Slade's heartwarming tale remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a 25 year love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year.

"Delicious wit, compassion, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia." - The New York Times

"Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic." - The New York Post

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.



July 13 - August 19, 2017

Previews: July 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM


Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18


Born in Toronto, Canada, Bernard Slade is one of Hollywood’s most prolific writers. After writing over twenty one-hour television shows for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he began his career in Hollywood as a writer and story editor on BEWITCHED, (where he introduced the world to Aunt Clara). He has created eight television series: LOVE ON A ROOFTOP, THE FLYING NUN, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, GETTING TOGETHER, BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE, MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, THE GIRL WITH SOMETHING EXTRA, and GOOD HEAVENS. As a Broadway playwright, he made his debut writing SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, which was nominated for a Tony Award, won a Drama Desk Award and has been presented in over 40 languages worldwide. His screenplay for the movie was nominated for an Academy Award. His next play, TRIBUTE starred Jack Lemmon on both stage and screen. Other plays include ROMANTIC COMEDY, SPECIAL OCCASIONS, FATAL ATTRACTION, AN ACT OF THE IMAGINATION, RETURN ENGAGEMENTS, EVERY TIME I SEE YOU, and a sequel to SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, titled SAME TIME, ANOTHER YEAR.



 Shanna Brock (Doris) is thrilled to be performing at Live Theater Workshop once again. Some of her stage credits include Catherine in RAPTURE,BLISTER,BURN, Haley in BAD DATES, Mrs. Markham in MOVE OVER MRS MARKHAM, Aggie in THE GAME’S AFOOT, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, A THOUSAND CLOWNS, THE DINNER PARTY, TAKING STEPS, THE COCKTAIL HOUR with Live Theatre Workshop, Brooke in NOISES OFF with The Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs, War Propaganda in ROBOTS VS FAKE ROBOTS and MR MARMALADE with Etcetera, THE ALTRUIST with Winding Road Theatre Ensemble, RAPUNZEL with All Together Theatre, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES with Arizona Onstage Productions, FAT PIG with Studio Connections, BURIED CHILD and THE THREEPENNY OPERA with Pistarckle Theater in the Virgin Islands. She can also be seen on the stage at The Gaslight Theater or traveling with The Manhattan Dolls. Shanna also has an extensive film resume, both in front of and behind the camera, including work with The Discovery Channel, The Sundance Channel and the Sci-Fi Channel. I would like to thank my biggest fan, my Mom.


Stephen Frankenfield and Shanna Brock in SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR at Live Theatre Workshop

 Sabian Trout (Director) is thoroughly enjoying her twelfth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. Previous LTW directing credits include ANNAPURNA, THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, BAD DATES, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, 9 PARTS OF DESIRE, DOROTHY PARKER'S LAST CALL, PHOTOGRAPH 51, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, REGRETS ONLY, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, MAURITIUS, RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, THE DINNER PARTY, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, THE GIN GAME, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, BROADWAY BOUND and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Sabian has over 30 years of experience as a director, actor, stage manager, producer, and theatre teacher. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, LA Theatre Works, and Arizona Theatre Company.


Stephen Frankenfield and Shanna Brock in SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR at Live Theatre Workshop

 Stephen Frankenfield (George) is the Assistant Director of Children’s Programming here at LTW. He was most recently seen on LTW’s mainstage in BELOW THE BELT and RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN. Other notable acting credits include: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, THE GAME'S AFOOT OR, HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY, THE COLUMNIST, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, I HATE HAMLET, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, and TUNA CHRISTMAS. Some of his directing credits include: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, ONE SLIGHT HITCH, SOUVENIR, and MOON OVER BUFFALO. He has written and directed for LTW's Family Theatre, as well as the Education Department. He has three published plays, AN OUTLAW'S TALE: A STORY ABOUT THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DOWN-RIGHT LAZY; THE MISADVENTURES OF ROMEO AND JULIET (A REHEARSAL NIGHTMARE); and THE SPOOKTACULAR MYSTERY IN DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S LABORATORY (Co-writer). His newest play, THE DAY ALIENS ATTACKED FAIRFIELD, THE TOWN WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS will be published next spring. He has been nominated for 6 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, four times for acting and twice for directing. Stephen is a graduate of The American Academy Of Musical and Dramatic Arts in New York City.