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The Last Five Years
December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm
Santa Barbara High School’s December show The Last Five Years is Jason Robert Brown’s intimate window into a couple’s doomed marriage. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of—yes, the title of the show—five years.
This clever musical uniquely chronicles the breakup of a relationship—one begins at the start of the relationship, while the other couple works backward in time from the end of the relationship—they briefly achieve equilibrium in the middle. Since its off-Broadway premiere in 2002, Brown’s funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest two-person production has enraptured audiences around the world with its spellbinding and emotional score and libretto. Director Otto Layman says, “For our production, we will be casting two separate couples, who will each perform during the run, and then switch partners on the closing Saturday.” Directed by Layman, with music and vocal direction by the outstanding staff.
December 13, 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 & 7 p.m.