The Last Five Years
The McNeese State University Bayou Players will present the musical, “The Last Five Years,” on Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m.
All performances are open free to the public and will be held at the Lake Charles historic Cash & Carry Building at 801 Enterprise Blvd. Donations will be accepted.
“The Last Five Years” is a musical that follows the five-year relationship of two characters, novelist Jamie Wellerstein and actress Cathy Hiatt, in conflicting chronological orders – Jamie’s story is told from the couple’s first meeting moving forward in time, while Cathy’s story is told in reverse, staring from the end of the relationship, with the characters only truly “meeting” on their wedding day. With compelling songs and conflicting perspectives, “The Last Five Years” brings a unique perspective on how relationships face and struggle with the challenges of love, career, independence and commitment.
“The Last Five Years,” written by by Jason Robert Brown, is directed by Lignitz and Stanford, and stars Lignitz as “Cathy” and Stanford as “Jaime.” Crew for the production includes Pharris as technical director/set and light designer, Emmie Gonsoulin as musical director/conductor, Tabitha Leger as assistant director/stage manager, Andrew Wang as collaborative pianist and Amber Garner and Raethen Accardo as assistant stage managers.