Vassia Zacharopoulou

The last five years / Greek National Opera

The Last Five Years

Musical by Jason Robert Brown

16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 March 2024

Starts at 20.30 (Sunday: 19.30)

Originally produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell

Originally produced by Northlight Theatre

This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001. A testament to the show’s longevity and spurred by its regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation was released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

An emotionally powerful and intimate chamber musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his own story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

This distinctive work is presented for the first time in Greece, conducted by the experienced Michalis Papapetrou and translated as well as directed by a well-known connoisseur of the genre: multifaceted comedian Dimitris Dimopoulos, who promises an unusual music theatre experience, beyond the stereotypical beaten track of American musical theatre.

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe):

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at 20.30 (Sunday: 19.30)

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