THE LAST 5 YEARS
By Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Fuzz Roark
Musical Direction by Kevin Roland
WHEN: March 1 - March 24, Friday & Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 2 PM
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $18, Military & Students $16
Order Tickets at www.spotlighters.org or call 410.752.1225
Ten Spot Thursday - ALL Tickets $10 - Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 – 8 PM
There is perhaps no more heartbreaking device than the one that lies at the core of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years.
As a story, it’s fairly straightforward. What makes a pedestrian tale of love found and lost is the point and counterpoint exploration of a relationship’s entropy.
While the man’s timeline moves forward chronologically, his wife’s time moves backwards from the end of their five-year relationship.
Her opening song is the end of their marriage, while his is after their first date. They move through time until his last song is sung while leaving his ring on the table, while hers is the breathless desire she felt upon meeting him.
The contrast remains poignant throughout as the sine wave of emotions elegantly demonstrates the rise and fall of love turned sour.
Norma Gomez as Catherine Hiatt
Lauren Schein as Catherine Hiatt
Zachary Carter as Jaime Wellerstein
Bart Debicki as Jaime Wellerstein
The show is double cast, with each Jaime performing with each Catherine throughout the performance run
Audio Description - for the visually impaired - Saturday, March 16, 8 PM
Talk Back with Cast & Director - Sunday, March 17, immediately following performance
PHOTO CREDIT: Ken Stanek, Ken Stanek Photography