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Friday, October 8, 2021

"The Last Five Years" hits the stage at Village Players, Oct. 8 - 9

"The Last Five Years" features the talents of local actors Amanda Marasch as Cathy and Jon Scheiding as Jamie. (Img: Tracy Moser)

Village Players of Fort Thomas closes its production of Jason Robert Brown’s "The Last Five Years" this weekend with just two more live-and-in-person performances October 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. 

Tickets are $20 for single show seats or $60 for season tickets (includes all four mainstage 2021- 22 productions) and available online at

Originally slated for production in the spring of 2020, the beloved two-person musical is at long-last being staged in the intimate black box theatre on the bottom floor of the historic home of Village Players at 8 North Fort Thomas Ave. in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

Amanda Marasch plays Cathy in The Last Five Years (Img: Tracy Moser)

About the Show

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

(Img: Tracy Moser)

After the disappointment of cancellation in 2020, director Nathan Henegar is thrilled to bring "The Last Five Years" to audiences. “I've been a fan of this show for close to twenty years and have always dreamed of directing it and playing both roles simultaneously,” he jokes. “Unfortunately the Village Players board made the sensible decision and had me just stick to directing. Being able to create art and have the community support it is such a wonderful feeling. Come see the show!”

"The Last Five Years" features the talents of local actors Amanda Marasch as Cathy and Jon Scheiding as Jamie. 

Jon Scheiding as Jamie (Img: Tracy Moser)

COVID-19 safety protocols: 

Effective immediately, and in concordance with guidelines issued by the State of Kentucky, Village Players will require masking for patrons and crew regardless of vaccination or test-result status for all live performances until further notice. Masks must be worn correctly, covering both the mouth and nose, while inside the building and during the entirety of each performance. Village

Players reserves the right to revoke admission to any performance at any point for lack of adherence to this policy. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, volunteers, and patrons.

Please keep checking the Village Players website ( and social media channels for the most up-to-date policies, and contact us if you have questions or concerns. 

(Img: Tracy Moser)

About Village Players:

Village Players of Fort Thomas is a vibrant community theatre, continually producing plays and musicals for almost 60 years. Their productions range across a spectrum of periods and styles, presented in an intimate, three-quarter-thrust performance space in the heart of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. They stage innovative and of-the-moment works alongside beloved classic pieces while serving as an incubator for new talent, ideas, and writing. 

Each season features four mainstage shows, including a family-friendly winter production, as well as a summer production of original short plays produced by the New Works branch of the group.

Village Players is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), Association of Community Theatres Cincinnati (ACT), Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), and the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA).

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