This emotionally powerful musical explores the five-year relationship between two New Yorkers, Jamie Wellerstein (played by Graham Bailey), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt (played by Christine Dulong), a struggling actress. The show uses an unconventional form of storytelling in which Cathy's story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie's is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters only meet once during the entire performance, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
The Last 5 Years was written and composed by Jason Robert Brown.
Season Sponsors: CatchFire Creative, Gas Light, ENH Power, Port Inn, NH Public Television
Members, supporters and volunteers will join in celebration at the Seacoast Repertory Theater annual gala, this year named Rep on the River. Part fundraiser, part show, part auction, part dinner party, the event is an important opportunity to showcase the range of programming The Rep offers to theater lovers of all ages, and raise critical funds to keep this performing arts gem thriving in downtown Portsmouth.
This year’s gala runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be held under elegant events tents adjacent to the theater at One Harbour Place, which overlooks the Piscataqua River.The event features backstage tours and a silent auction, with items including fine wine, getaway packages, local art, jewelry and much more... donated by the finest area merchants.
The Rep’s youth program, Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts and its Teen Stage Ensemble, will welcome guests. The resident acting company will perform selections from the 2014 season. Artistic Director, Craig Faulkner, promises a few surprises, too!
Rep on the River will be held rain or shine on May 15, 2014 at One Harbour Place, Bow St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $100 per person and space is limited. A block of 10 tickets can be purchased for $750, so gather friends and enjoy a night out while also supporting the local arts!
To purchase tickets please call the box office at (603) 433-4472 or visit the box office at 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.seacoastrep.org (please select red "Buy Tickets" button above and scroll through show listings to Rep on the River Gala.)
Bondgarden Farm, Charles Schwab, CP Management, ENH Power, Foy Insurance, Liberty Lane Catering, Martingale Wharf, One Harbour Place, ReVision Energy, Sperry Tents, The Rosa Restaurant, Two International Group, Warren's Lobster House