The Last Five Years
July 29 - August 6, 2011
Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theatre presents: THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
directed by Devon Dunn '12
music directed by Alex Valente '12
produced by Mariel Pettee '14, Aly Martinez '13, & Tony Sterle '11
“If I hadn’t believed in you, / I wouldn’t have loved you at all.”
With every great love comes an inherent risk of heartbreak. Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed one-act musical, The Last Five Years, explores how love can bring about both true happiness and true hurt. Jamie, a budding novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress, impart their respective sides of their five-year relationship through a captivating series of songs in opposing directions - Jamie in chronological order, Cathy in reverse. Balancing heartbreak with humor, Jason Robert Brown takes a good, hard look at what it means to be young and in love in today’s world. Winner of the 2002 Drama Desk Award for outstanding music and lyrics, The Last Five Years is guaranteed to be a gorgeous, tender, and poignant musical experience for all.