Arts & Events

Around the East Bay: Forwards, Backwards — 'The Last Five Years'

Wednesday April 01, 2009 - 09:37:00 PM

Masquers Playhouse, in Point Richmond, has its own pleasing community-theater style, which they’re bringing to the unusual off-Broadway musical of 2002, The Last Five Years, by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World, 13). The show is about the marriage of a novelist and an aspiring actress—from his point of view, from first meeting to break-up; from hers, backwards, from the end to the beginning. The score’s been called “one of the brightest of the 21st century.” Director Daren A. C. Carollo says it’s perfect for the Masquers, “with one of the most intimate venues in the Bay Area—and this is an intimate musical.” Musical direction by Pat King. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through through May 3; 2:30 p.m. this Sunday. 105 Park Place, across from Hotel Mac. $18. 232-4031.