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Thursday, 20 February 2014 09:07
‘The Last Five Years’ to be performed Feb. 22–23

TIPTON, Iowa—The Cedar County Stoplight Players’ production of the two-person musical “The Last 5 Years” will perform Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23,  at the Tipton High School auditorium. All proceeds from the production  to go to Hardacre Theater Preservation Association and its efforts to  renovate Tipton’s historic Hardacre Theater.

The Saturday, February 22 performance is at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday, February 23 performance is at 2:30 p.m.  Both performances will be held at the Tipton High School auditorium.  The play features adult themes and language. All tickets are $10.
The  play features Tipton-area native Tracy Pelzer-Timm and Des Moines  native Adam Nardini as a couple who fall into and out of love, with a  stage design that acts as a split screen separating their romantic  trajectories. The  story explores the five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein  (Nardini), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt (Pelzer-Timm), a  struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which  Cathy's story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show  at the end of the marriage), and Jamie's is told in chronological order  (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not  directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their  timelines intersect.

The  musical, written by Jason Robert Brown, was directed by Janet Whaley,  with musical direction by Julie Thomas and technical direction by Brad  Goetz.

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