Arts in Brief

Pier One play opens


Pier One Theatre’s production of “The Last Five Years” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theater on the Homer Spit. Written by Jason Robert Brown, the musical fea- tures Katelyn Wythe and Nathan Lander. Lance Petersen and Mark Robinson direct, with Robinson and Talia Moss playing keyboards.

“The Last Five Years” follows the lives of a couple, Jamie, a novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress. In a twist, the chronolo- gy follows Cathy’s story backward in time, starting at the end of their marriage, and Ja- mie’s story forward in time. The characters do not directly interact except for a wed- ding song as their timelines intersect. It also was made into a movie by the same name starring Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect”) and Jeremy Jordan (“Joyful Noise”).

“The Last Five Years” shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and continues at 7:30 p.m. June 12, 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $14 general, $13 seniors, $12 Raven’s Club and $10 youth, on sale at the Homer Bookstore or the Pier One box office.

Pier One offers theater skills conservatory

Pier One Theatre offers a Youth Theatre Skills Conservatory starting Monday at Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit. Taught by Casey Parrett and Lindsey Schneider, the conservatory is the next step after Theatre Play in advancing skills, developing story- telling, stage movement and creating their own plays. For ages 8 to 14, the conservato- ry ends with performances on June 26 and 27. For more information, call 235-7333 for a brochure and application. 

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