TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – ‘The Last 5 Years is a romantic musical put on by the Washburn University Theater Department.
The musical depicts two young adults and their tumultuous relationship from the time they meet to their separation, five years later.
Washburn University students Taylor Molt and Joseph Coddington play the parts of the wife and husband, Cathy Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein. It presents their relationship out of chronological order. Cathy’s songs begin after they have separated and move backwards in time to the beginning of their courtship, while Jamie’s songs start when they have first met and proceeds through their crumbling marriage.
The Last Five Years was written by Jason Robert Brown and premiered in Chicago in 2001. It was adapted in to a movie starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick in 2014.
The play will be recorded and the video will be available Thursday, February 25 thru Sunday, February 28.