This film is written by Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. It is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period.
Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess struggling actress.
Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device. All of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair. Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the centre when Jamie proposes. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity.
A Shiksa Goddess struggling actress.
A young, talented up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt.