- Two tickets to see The Last Five Years
- When: select dates, March 19–April 12
- Where: Trinity Street Theatre
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $20 for Thursday performances (up to $40 value)
- $25 for Friday and Sunday performances (up to $40 value)
- $30 for Saturday performances (up to $40 value)
The Last Five Years
“Jamie is over and Jamie is gone,” Cathy sings at the beginning of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s intimate song-cycle. She’s alone on stage, mourning the death of her marriage, pouring out her anger and confusion. The song ends—and suddenly Jamie appears, transporting viewers back to the very beginning of their story with a testament to love’s first pangs in his song “Shiksa Goddess.” The pair begins to reenact their relationship, with Cathy moving backwards in time from its heartbreaking ending and Jamie moving forwards from its luminous beginning.
Its unconventional exploration of love, intimacy, and life in Ohio made The Last Five Years a smashing success upon its Off-Broadway premiere in 2002. And the music itself is just as essential to the narrative as the lyrics—the New York Times asserted that in the musical, the Tony-winning Brown “confirms his sparkling facility as a composer, fluidly mixing diverse styles … from waltzes to rhythm and blues.”
Penfold Theatre Company
Penfold Theatre Company takes offense to the notion that the best theater comes from New York. In every successful season, the Round Rock stock of actors and artists give the Great White Way a run for its money with inspired productions. Hatched in the summer of 2007—after an 18-hour road trip led its founders to the dramatic potential of the hills of north Travis and Williamson Counties—Penfold quickly blossomed into a community jewel and a critics’ darling. Winner of the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Musical Production for the third year in a row, the troupe embarks on a new season filled with comedy, drama, and music—all while breeding new stocks of young thespians in their Penfold Players acting classes and summer camps.