Friday, December 12, 2008

Upcoming: The Last Five Years, Penfold Theatre at Austin Playhouse's Larry L. King Theatre, December 31 - January 18

UPDATE: Austin Live Theatre Review of January 2 performance

UPDATE: KUT's John Aielli interviews director, cast sings key songs
(25 minutes)(Click here for site on "Aielli Unleashed")

Received from Penfold Theatre by e-mail, December 12:

Tix on sale: The Last Five Years

The story

The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle musical that powerfully chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up... or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Newly published novelist Jamie and aspiring actress Cathy tell the tale of their raw and impassioned relationship in opposite directions and from destructively differing standpoints. Written by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs from a New World), this celebrated two-hander reminds us it's possible to feel claustrophobically close and yet worlds apart from the one you hold nearest to your heart.

Content advisory: This show contains adult language and sexual references that may not be appropriate for children.

Running time: This show runs 90 minutes and has no intermission.

Performance information

A co-production of Austin Playhouse and Penfold Theatre Company
Directed by Michael McKelvey
Featuring David Gallagher and Annika Johansson.

December 31* - January 18
At the Larry L. King Theatre, Austin Playhouse
3601 S. Congress, Bldg. C (Get Directions)

Performances: Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm and Sundays at 5:00pm.
Admission: $20 regular. $15 students. $10 student rush (on sale an hour before each show).
Groups: parties of 10 or more should call the box office for discounted rates.
Reservations: Call our box office at (512) 476-0084.
Buy tickets online.

*Opening night/New Year's Eve champagne gala!

Begin your New Year's celebration with a night at the theatre! We'll start the show early, at 7:30pm, and follow it up with food and champagne. Then we'll let you out in time for your other New Year's Eve parties (we promise). The total cost for show and festivities is $25 per person. Check back later for more details!!

A Closer Look --

Click to listen to a song from the show

Click to read a review of the original Off-Broadway production

Hannah Kenah's interview of director Michael McKelvey, published in Austin Chronicle of December 24

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