The Last Five Years is a contemporary musical about the ups and downs of a romantic relationship. This musical is told by two characters, with two different timelines. The female character begins the musical at the end of the relationship and tells her story backwards. The male character begins the musical from the beginning of the story and tells his story forward. Eventually their timelines cross in the middle, which is the only direct interaction the two characters have for the entire show. This intriguing musical lets the audience observe both characters’ perspectives, through the good and the bad.