As a two-hander, “The Last Five Years” is the perfect show for Ridgefield’s ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut to reopen its theater with after closing in March due to COVID-19. And while Broadway recently extended its shutdown to June 2021, ACT is resuming production with a show its team has long wanted to do. More importantly, it’s a show that can be safely presented, given the show only needs two actors. The show will run Oct. 28 through Nov. 15 and is available for viewing in person and via livestream.
The emotionally raw and powerful musical, tells the story of a young couple’s failed marriage, with the two characters mostly telling their stories separately, only briefly engaging on stage. Cathy, a struggling actress, tells her side in reverse order, beginning at the end of their marriage while Jamie, a rising writer, starts his story when the couple first met.