Acclaimed musical Last Five Years premiers in the Philippines
The Philippine Star
Time Magazine listed it as one of the best play of 2001 and it has won a
string of awards including the Drama Desk Awards for best music and lyrics.
Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, makes its debut in the Philippines
with two of the most respected stalwarts of musical theater, Audie Gemora
and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, in the starring roles.
Incidentally, these two theater celebrities are also celebrating their 25th
year as theater professionals.
The Last Five Years, a clever and touching examination of a marriage in trouble
is told from the viewpoint of both parties. But while the wife tells her
story from end to beginning, the husband tells hisstory from beginning to
end. This clever storytelling device is a challenge not only to actors but
also to director Bart Guingona, who must clarify dual timeframes.
The creative team of The Last Five Years is also a cause for celebration
as it assembles a veritable who’s who of designers and artistic talent in
The show opens on August 29 at 8 p.m. at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City and
will have subsequent performances on Aug. 30, 31, and Sept. 12, 13 and 14.
There will also be performances at Cebu’s Ayala Center on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
The Last Five Years