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The Center for the Arts continues the 2019 season with The Last Five Years – Jason Robert Brown’s intimate window into a dissolving marriage. The Last Five Years opens on Friday, August 2.
With an emotional score, the characters tell the story of how they met, fell in love, married, and ultimately decided to part ways. Cathy, a struggling New York actress, begins at the end of the story and moves backward in time to when they first met. Jamie, a novelist on the brink of success, moves forward in time. The character’s stories converge at their wedding.
“This show buried itself deep in my heart and never left. It is an opportunity to reevaluate what we consider good, bad, generous, selfish, success, failure, and the way we view our own adventures in love,” said director Bekah Thoe. “We get to participate in both the great joys and great heartbreaks of Cathy and Jamie’s story. The Last Five Years serves as a reminder to have grace for ourselves and each other.”
This honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous look at love and marriage has enraptured audiences since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2002.
“This is a lesser-known show compared to some of the others in our 2019 season but we know that our audience will love it,” said Patience Long, Executive Director. “The characters grab your attention from the opening scene.“
The Last Five Years the Center’s only production to be performed intimately in the art gallery this season and features a live musical accompaniment, led by Mark David Williams and Nick True.
The Last Five Years is sponsored by Ingram Content Group.
Tickets start at $14 and are currently on sale at boroarts.org, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787), or at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro.
Rated PG-13 for sexual material, brief strong language and a drug image.
The Last Five Years runs Friday, August 2 – August 11.
The Last Five Years PERFORMANCE DATES:
Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Aug 4th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Aug 9th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Aug 10th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Aug 11th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
TICKETS:Adult $18.00; Seniors (65+)/Students/Military: $16.00; Children: $14.00Discount of $2.00/ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 615-904-2787 for group reservations.
FOR TICKETS & SEASON PASSES PLEASE VISIT BOROARTS.ORG OR CALL 615-904-2787
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS:The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community.
The Center for the Arts opened to the public on December 1, 1995 and was originally funded by the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. In 2008 The Center became a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and now depends on the generosity of the public for funding. Since it’s opening, the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances and educational classes.
The Last Five Years Cast List:
Cathy Hiatt is being played by Savannah Gannon
Jamie Wellerstein is being played by Thomas Holt Kirkindoll