TheatreLAB and Yes, And! Entertainment are proud to present
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Direction by Chelsea Burke; Music Direction by John-Stuart Fauquet
Starring Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award-winners Alexander Sapp and Christie Jackson
TheatreLAB opens its fifth anniversary season, “PICKING SIDES,” with Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. A co-production from TheatreLAB and Yes And Entertainment, the team that brought you the award-winning productions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, RIDING THE BULL, and VENUS IN FUR.
Jamie [Alexander Sapp] is a novelist whose star is on a dizzying rise. Cathy [Christie Jackson] is an actress trying to get a toehold on the bottom rung. And as fate, or chance, or internet algorithms would have it, they meet. In a series of emotionally intimate songs, we follow Jamie and Catherine through the course of their five-year involvement, entering into each of their perspectives at opposite points in their love story. Jamie tells their story from first infatuation, while Cathy moves backward in time from the closing notes of their marriage. This musical journey through their relationship—in all its elation and heartbreak—captures the beauty of being in love, no matter how fleeting.
The production team includes Direction by Chelsea Burke; Musical Direction by John-Stuart Fauquet; Scenic Design by Matt Shofner; Costume Design by Emily Atkins; Lighting Design by Michael Jarett; Properties Design by Maggie Roop; Master Carpentry by Mark Caudle; Poster Design by Adam Dorland; with Production Stage Management by Breezy Potter.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS will open for previews on September 22nd with a formal press opening on September 30th. This production is scheduled to run through October 14th. Low-priced tickets for preview performances on September 22nd, 23rd, 28th and 29th (tickets – $15) and Industry Night on Tuesday, October 10th (tickets – $25) are available, along with regular priced tickets for all other performances are available for pre-sale purchase on TheatreLAB’s website. For a full performance schedule, please visit TheatreLABrva.org.
Seating is limited and ticket prices range from $15-32. Tickets are on sale now at TheatreLABrva.org. Reviewing members of the press are invited to attend opening weekend free of charge. Please schedule tickets, media coverage, and interview requests with TheatreLAB Artistic Director, Deejay Gray at Deejay@TheatreLABrva.org. We can’t wait to see you at The Basement! #RVA #THELASTFIVEYEARS
[ Attached: Poster Design by Adam Dorland, Promotional Photography by Deejay Gray]