PUBLISHED: 3:36 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Second Stage presents 'The Last Five Years'
Perseverance Theatre
DOUGLAS - Perseverance Theatre continues its Second Stage Season with the award-winning musical "The Last Five Years," with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

Visiting director Colin Hovde returns to direct "The Last Five Years," after directing "Tape" on the second stage last season.

"The Last Five Years" chronicles a young couple's romance in a new and exciting way: her story starts at the end of their relationship; his begins on the day they met. Funny and uplifting, the show captures some of the most heartbreaking and universally felt moments of modern romance.

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  Flordelino Lagundino, left, and Salissa Cooper in Perseverance Theatre's Second Stage show "The Last Five Years," which opens May 31.
Jason Robert Brown won Drama Desk Awards for his music and lyrics after the Off-Broadway premiere in 2002. The show has since been produced at almost every major regional theater in the U.S., and has been seen in Korea, Japan, Philippines, Germany, Italy, Canada and Spain.

Colin Hovde is a DC based director and producer. In the District he has worked at Forum Theater/Dance, Solas Nua, Extreme Exchange, The Capital Fringe Festival, The Kennedy Center, and Theater Alliance as an Associate Artistic Director through the support of the Kenan Fund for the Arts.

His work has been seen in North Carolina, DC, Seattle, Taiwan, Macau, China and Alaska.

In 2005 he was awarded the Kenan Fellowship at The Kennedy Center, and in 2003 had an O'Neill Fellowship.

In 2004 he was one of the head organizers of WACFEST, an interdisciplinary performance arts festival in Macau, China. He is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and an associate member of the SSDC the union of stage directors.

The cast consists of Flordelino Lagundino as Jamie Wellerstein and Salissa Cooper as Catherine Hiatt.

Crew consists of Rory Merritt Stitt as musical director, Alison R-D as stage manager, Grant Bowen as set and lighting design, Anneliese Zemp as costume design and Kim Andrews as pianist.

The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 31-June 2 and June 7-9, at Perseverance Theatre.

Cost is $10 for general admission at the door.