The Last Five Years

Opening night: April 29, 2007 Stadsschouwburg, Eindhoven


The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a 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 do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.


Birgit Schuurman – Sanne
Ara Halici – Jonah


Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
Director: Maarten Mourik
Translation: Allard Blom
Music: Jason Robert Brown
Staging: Daan Wijnands
Producer: Een Zee van Cortez Producties