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Page to Stage: The Last Five Years

Tuesday, April 16 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Discover Portland, Seniors

Portland Stage Co. will lead a discussion about their current play The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown. This hit musical by Tony award-winning lyricist Jason Robert Brown deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress over five years.  Told almost entirely through song, this piece moves backward and forward through time weaving the beginning and the ending of a love affair. Participants can enter their name to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming production at the beginning of the discussion.

Copies of this play will be available for checkout with your PPL card. You can place a hold HERE. Copies will also be available at the Research Desk, downstairs at the Main Library. 

About the Series » Page to Stage

Portland Public Library partners again this year with Portland Stage Co. to present Page to Stage discussions around the 2018-2019 season. These discussions, led by Portland Stage artistic staff, provide insight into the literary and social aspects of the play, as well as exploring the challenges of bringing a particular play to the stage. Participants can enter their name to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming production at the beginning of the discussion, and a winner will be picked at the end of the discussion. Page to Stage is held at the Portland Public Library at 12:00 noon on Tuesday two weeks before the show opens at Portland Stage. Copies of the play are available at the Portland Public Library’s reference desk for participants to read before the discussion if they would like to. Feel free to bring your lunch – coffee and tea are provided!