SPECIAL THANKS
Actor's Circle Theatre, Alyssa D'Andrea,

Ashley Saari, Christy Wendlandt, CJ Cummings, Community House of Marlborough, Cynthia Rodier, David Teubner, Emma Seidler, Margaret Lynott, Janel Swanson, Jonathan Flower, Karen and Bob Alden, Kate Flower, Keene Public Library, Kelly at The Hippo, Kimberley Miller, Lisa Hull, Manchester Union Leader, Maureen McHugh, Meghan Pierce, Michael Duffin, Michelle Goodell, Michelle Green, MoCo Arts, Mom and Dad Miller, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Monadnock Shopper News, NH Theatre Awards, Nicole Colson, Peterborough Players, Priscilla Morrill, Savron Graphics, Sonia Kibbee, The Keene Sentinel, The Sanderson Family Foundation, Wendy Almeida

CREW
Director: Mia Moravis
Producer: Gail Connelly
Scenic Design/Construction: Lori Goldring
Set Construction: Wendy Almeida, Gail  Connelly, Tommy Cummings, David DeLollis, Scott Gardner, April Judd,
Bev Larson, Chris McCartie, Kimberley Miller, Pat Spicer, Katrina Spenceman, Bert Torsey
Sound Design/Technician: Gary Gagnon, Ben Gagnon
Lighting Design/Technician: Sharon McHugh
Costumes: Veda Crewe, Lisa Hull, Margaret Lynott, Cast
Properties: Gail Connelly, Lori Goldring, Cast and Crew
Musicoligist: Kate Flower
Publicity/Poster Design: Mia Moravis
Distribution:  Cast, Crew and BRT Board
Advertising:  BRT Board
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Production Photographer: Maureen McHugh
Program Layout/Design: Sharon McHugh, Mia Moravis
Website/Newsletter: Sharon McHugh
Facebook Administrator: Lori Goldring

SPECIAL THANKS
Community House of Marlborough, Maureen McHugh, MoCo Arts,
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Monadnock Shopper News, NH Theatre Awards

Crew
Director: Tamar Teitelman
Producer: Sharon McHugh
Set Painting & Properties: Samantha Roth, Tamar Teitelman, Cast
Lighting Designer/Technician: Sharon McHugh  
Costumes: Cast
Sound Design: Gary Gagnon
Poster /Programs: Sharon McHugh
Printing: Staples
Concessions :  BRT Board Members
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Publicity Coordinator: C.J. Cummings
Newsletter/Webmaster/Poster/Program: Sharon McHugh
Facebook: Lori Goldring
Web/Publicity Photos: Maureen McHugh

What People Had to Say About this Production ...


"It was so incredible! Congrats to the whole cast. "  Zak A. via FaceBook


"Rebecca Holtz and Aaron Howland will give you goosebumps all night they are so talented. Everyone should go see THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Everyone!" Megan G. via FaceBook


"Great show Gregory Flower and Leila Rose Teitelman!!! Congrats, you guys rock ..."
Kate F. via FaceBook


"I couldn't wait to stand up and applaud that beautiful performance! Well done!!!!"
Christy W. via FaceBook


"Last night saw Leila Teitelman in The Last Five Years at BRT. I was blown away by her performances at Keene Idol, but seeing her do a Broadway show? A-MAZ-ING. I know that one day we will all be talking about her meteoric rise. And directed by her sister, Tamar, also an Idol finalist? This sister act is truly impossible to follow. Just brilliant. Kudos to you both." Susan M. via FaceBook


"Aaron Howland, you and Leila were really wonderful. I was impressed and am going to write a blog post about it. The kids and I already knew you had a great voice. We were particularly moved by the acting. Thanks for a lovely night." Nancy W. via FaceBook


"Acting and singing at its best! Loved it......" Audrey B. via FaceBook
"FANTASTIC AND POWERFUL TONIGHT DEAR LEILA!!! you and Greg were terrific!! ..." Beth H. via FaceBook


"Carol & I just got back from THE LAST 5 YEARS. I would love to have seen all 4 shows. More, though, I wish I had heard your brilliant voice and gotten to say hello. All good wishes as you head back to school. Don't forget I'll need tickets when you get your first Oscar/Emmy/Whatever."  Dean E. via FaceBook

The Songs
Scene 1: Still Hurting . . . . . . . . . . Catherine
Scene 2: Shiksa Goddess . . . . . . . . . . Jamie
Scene 3: See I'm Smiling . . . . . . . . . . Catherine & Jamie
Scene 4: Moving Too Fast . . . . . . . . . . Jamie
Scene 5: I'm A Part of That . . . . . . . . . . Catherine
Scene 6: The Schmuel Song . . . . . . . . . . Jamie
Scene 7: A Summer in Ohio . . . . . . . . . . Catherine
Scene 8: The Next Ten Minutes . . . . . . . . .Jamie & Catherine
Scene 9: A Miracle Would Happen  . . . . . . Jamie & Catherine
Scene 10: Climbing Uphill . . . . . . . . . . Catherine & Jamie
Scene 11: If I Didn't Believe in You . . . . . . . . . . Jamie
Scene 12: I Can Do Better Than That . . . . . . . . . . Catherine
Scene 13: Nobody Needs to Know . . . . . . . . . . Jamie
Scene 14: Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You  . . . . . . .Catherine & Jamie

The Band
Piano . . . . . William Appleton
Bass . . . . . Jackie Marinoff


This 2-character musical will feature a different pair-up every performance, so, no two shows will be the same! Come to one or come to all! You are guaranteed to see and hear a great show!


RATED PG-13

The Cast
Aug. 15
     Jamie . . . . . Aaron Howland
     Catherine . . . . . Rebecca Holtz
Aug. 16
     Jamie . . . . . Gregory Flower
     Catherine . . . . . Leila Teitelman
Aug. 17
     Jamie . . . . . Gregory Flower
     Catherine . . . . . Rebecca Holtz
Aug. 18
     Jamie . . . . . Aaron Howland
     Catherine . . . . . Leila Teitelman

As described by Music Theatre International (MTI) ... THE LAST 5 YEARS is a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up... or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Written by Jason Robert Brown (PARADE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD), THE LAST 5 YEARS is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view.


THE LAST 5 YEARS is presented
through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials
are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com


'What a fun show! Great job, EVERYONE!" . . . Katrina S.

Henry Parkhurst, Maxine Dunn, Kimberley Miller, Chris McCartie, Mia Moravis, Mary Armstrong, Galena Walker

Not shown: Jonathan Ray and Breanne Swanson

"[Sharon McHugh] ... On directing a very funny and entertaining performance!"  . . . Donna S.

Amanda Guthorn, Sarah Taylor, Michael Redmond, Bryan Hebert, CJ Cummings and Margaret Lynott

"HILARIOUS! Go see this show!" . . . Nell C.

"We really enjoyed this.” and “Everyone should attend this!”  . . . Gladys J.

"Congrats to the cast of 'Murder at Checkmate Manor'...You guys were a complete riot!" . . . Kate F.

"A jolly fine show-- bloomin' brilliant, it is! Congrats to director and cast for taking community theater to new heights of inspired lunacy!! : )" . . . Mark A.

"Great show last night-such high energy and physical comedy!!! Enjoyed seeing you [CJ Cummings] and everyone!!!! Break a leg today!!" . . . Kay L.

"Absolutely a great show. Laugh out loud funny. All of the characters are so hysterical. Way to be a real trooper, Michael Redmond." . . . Debbie P.

"CONGRATS to all of you SOOOOOOOO much fun !!! You all rocked, GO SEE THE SHOW!!!! CJ you are a wonderful NUT!!!!!! Have a great run all!!!!" . . . Traci B.

What People Had to Say About this Production


This is hysterical farce as described by Samuel French, Inc. ...
"Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on the night and the ladies of F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Sciety are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does. The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor." And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film and Fashion Show and a Murder Mystery Quiz complete with Prize. The crunch comes in the denouement when the 'murderer', about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage  up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist."
Be prepared for an evening of hysterical laughter ... you've been warned!

"Excellent performance. I am truly impressed." Jane L.

"It was an incredible show, Mia!" Caroline B.

"Congratulations on CAT! - it was so great - ambitious and well done and real meat for us living in the woods! I so appreciate your bringing “real” stuff to us. These are matters of humanity that all of us face in our lives in one way or another - and you gave us a real chance with wonderful actors to present it to us! Well done!" Caroline H.

"It was a real pleasure -- what a great cast, intense material handled brilliantly and with such passion. Mia...you did good girl." Laurie M.

Back row (l-r): Lisa Hull, Kimberley Miller, Chris McCartie, Bert Torsey, Wendy Almeida, Kate Flower, Bryan Hebert, Michael Redmond, CJ Cummings, Scott Gardner, Cynthia Rodier and Henry Parkhurst

Front row (l-r): Jarrett Hull, Breanne Swanson, Faith Patenaude and James Elmour

Not Shown: Eve Pierce

l-r: Greg Flower, Aaron Howland, Leila Teitelman and Rebecca Holtz

What People Had to Say About this Production


“What is the victory of the cat on a hot tin roof? Just staying on it, I guess, as long as she can.”


- Maggie the Cat

A lonely woman craving her husband, denial, mendacity, greed, avarice - theatre doesn't get any better than this!

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew for their work in this production and to their NHTA 2013 nominations!


Best  Production for a Comedy/Drama
Best  Actress for a Comedy/Drama -
Kimberley Miller (Zoe/Nan)


and to WINNER
Best  Supporting Actress for a Comedy/Drama
- Mia Moravis (Corinna/Nan)


"So wonderful to see you today, MM...Loved your play...amazing how Chris McCartie kept the same neutral expression through-out the whole play except at the end ( & when he & 'Big Daddy exchanged that very strange word )...cannot remember when I realized that was the point..I am so glad you presented the original script...it made so much more sense than the Eliz. Taylor & Paul Newman version...I now have an idea of what T. Williams was trying to say...Bravo to You, MM, and All !!" Beth W.

"FABULOUS, FABULOUS PLAY!!!! Great choice of material, great choice of actors , great choice of costumes, and fantastic director and fantastic set!!! KUDOS to everyone!!!!!" Kay L.

"Congrats!  Thought it went well because I had an awesome dream about it last night..." Jason S.

" ... Very colorfully staged drama with some brief light moments in the mix... as always, Lori Goldring's set was just awesome." Barbara A.

THE CAST
BIG DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bert Torsey
BIG MAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Almeida
BRICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Chris McCartie
MARGARET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberley Miller
GOOPER, a.k.a.“Brother Man” . . . . . . . Scott Gardner
MAE, a.k.a. “Sister Woman” . . . . . . . . . CJ Cummings
BUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jarrett Hull
SONNY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Elmour
TRIXIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Faith Patenaude
DIXIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Breanne Swanson
DIXIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Pierce (Oct. 19 only)
REVEREND TOOKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Hebert
DOCTOR BAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Redmond
LACEY/BRIGHTIE/SMALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lisa Hull
SOOKEY/DAISY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cynthia Rodier
CURTIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry Parkhurst
SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE . . . . . Kate Flower, Lisa Hull, Cynthia Rodier

“In a plantation house, the members of the family are celebrating the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The tone is gay. But the mood is somber. For a number of old evils poison the gaiety-sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, a desperate eagerness not to believe in the truths that surround them…CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is a delicately wrought exercise in human communication. Williams' characters try to escape from the loneliness of their private lives into some form of understanding. The truth invariably terrifies them. That is one thing they cannot face or speak…As the expression of a brooding point of view about life, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is limpid and effortless. As theatre, it is superb.” ~ Brooks Atkinson

The Cast of Characters
Felicity (Pawn, a butler; Colonel King) . . . . . Margaret Lynott
Audrey (Lady Doreen Bishop, Violet Bishop, Mrs. King, Joan Bishop) . . . . . Amanda (Warman) Guthorn
Mrs. Reece (Clarissa Rook, Régine, Patricia Bishop, Letitia Bishop, Mr. Goodbody) . . . . . CJ Cummings
Thelma (Daphne Bishop, Rose Bishop) . . . . . Sarah Taylor
Gordon (Inspector O'Reilly) . . . . . Michael Redmond
Sylvester  Frobisher (Themselves) . . . . . Bryan Hebert

The Crew
Director: Wendy Almeida
Producer: Mia Moravis
Stage Manager: Melody Actouka
Composer: Mia Moravis (You're Not My First Love ... Melody)
Scenic Designer/Construction: Lori Goldring
Set Construction: Wendy Almeida, Gail Connelly, Maxine Dunn, Jonathan Flower, Gary Gagnon,
April Judd, Bev Larson, Albie G. Mason, Katrina Spenceman
Lighting Designer/Technician: Sharon McHugh  
Costumes: Lisa Hull, Margaret Lynott and Cast
Sound Design: Gary Gagnon
Poster /Programs: Todd Spenceman/Sharon McHugh
Concessions :  Cast and BRT Board Members
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Publicity Coordinator: Mia Moravis
Newsletter/Webmaster: Sharon McHugh
Facebook: Lori Goldring
Web Photos: Maureen McHugh


Special Thanks
Amanda Warman, Bryan Hebert, Christy Wendlandt,
Tommy Cummings, Community House of Marlborough, Margaret Lynott, Jeff Brown, Maureen McHugh, Michael Redmond, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Monadnock Shopper News, NH Theatre Awards, Sarah Taylor, Scott Gardner, Todd Spenceman

"Thank you for a delightful evening !! It was one of the better I have EVER seen anywhere . From entering the theatre , greeted by such characters , to the end , it was mind bending and heart stopping !I grabbed for the nitro several times . I also felt to be a [p]art of the action thanks to the clever personal greeting by the superb cast . Again , kudos and thanks . By the way , I am sure there is little plaster of Paris in the county because of all the broken legs . Every character deserved an Oscar!" . . . Henry P.


Special Thanks 2012-13
Actor's Circle Theatre, Community House of Marlborough, freeSFX - www.freesfx.com.uk, Margaret Lynott, Lisa Hull, Maureen McHugh,
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Monadnock Shopper News, NH Theatre Awards, Todd Spenceman

"Hysterical show! Expertly performed! Thanks to all for a fun afternoon!" . . . Alana K.

As described by Samuel French, Inc.

England's comic master is in a black comic mode in this West End hit about our fascination with technology. It is sometime quite soon in a steel shuttered, slovenly flat in a no go area of North London where punks rule deserted streets. Here, a lonely composer sits surrounded by high tech equipment. His only company is a robot nanny, and she's on the blink. He desperately wants to reclaim his teenage daughter and enlists an out of work actress to implement a cunning plan he's evolved to impress his estranged wife and a wired for sound child welfare officer. When things don't work out, Jerome has to improvise.... It's amazing what can be done with new micro chips and a screwdriver!


"This brilliant play offers an ultimately bleak vision of men, machines and society. But the exhilarating Ayckbournian paradox is that the darker it gets the funnier it becomes." The Guardian.
"A superbly constructed comedy." Daily Telegraph.
"Nobody can be as funny as Alan Ayckbourn, or as frightening." Financial Times.

"Today I watched CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman. It made me enjoy last night's performance by Branch River Theatre even more.GREAT job. 2 more performances this week, folks. Go see it!" Dean E.

"Congratulations again on a really strong and beautiful production! Loved seeing old friends take on iconic roles -- have a great rest of run!" Molly M.

"Congratulations to the director and cast of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"! We saw today's matinee and everyone was superb. I'd like to single out Chris McCartie for his restrained performance - not an easy task given the overwrought Williams material. I'd love to see this director and cast apply their talents to something charming - Coward, Wilde, Rattigan . . . I'm there!" Allison B.

BRANCH RIVER THEATRE


The Characters
Jerome, a composer ........................ Chris McCartie
Corinna, his wife .................................. Mia Moravis
Zoë, an actress ...............................Kimberley Miller
Mervyn, a welfare officer ................ Mary Armstrong
NAN 300F .............. Mia Moravis & Kimberley Miller
Lupus ................................................ Jonathan Ray
Geain, Jerome's daughter ............... Galena Walker
Young Geain .............................. Breanne Swanson
Rita, Leader Daughters Darkness ...... Maxine Dunn
Rita's curmudgeonly hoodlum ....... Henry Parkhurst

The Production Staff
Director/Producer: Sharon McHugh
Set Construction: Jeff Brown, CJ Cummings, Tommy Cumming, Jonathan Flower, Bryan Hebert, Sharon McHugh, Michael Redmond, Sarah Taylor, Amanda Warman
Lighting Designer/Technician: Jonathan Flower
Costumes: Cast and BRT Board Members
Sound Design: Gary Gagnon
Poster: Todd Spenceman
Programs: Sharon McHugh
Concessions :  Cast and BRT Board Members
Ticket Sales/Box Office: BRT Board Members
Publicity Coordinator: CJ Cummings, Sharon McHugh
Newsletter/Webmaster: Sharon McHugh
Facebook: Lori Goldring
Lobby/Publicity Photos: Maureen McHugh

Contact Information:

(603) 876-6131 

info@branchrivertheatre.org

Ticket Reservations:

(603) 876-6131 

tickets@branchrivertheatre.org

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 336 

Keene, NH 03431 US

Playing around for more than 35 years ...

Performance Address:

160 Main St., Route 101

Marlborough NH 03455 US