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Students were able to attend the first play of the fall 2012 semester, The Last Five Years. It was a musical about a powerful love story told over the course of five years. Showings were September 28 and 29, October 5 and 6, and October 12 – 14.

By Ashley Bowden

LOGOS STAFF WRITER

The only two actors in ‘The Last Five Years,” a musical opening Friday Sept. 28, in Elizabeth Hurth Coates Theatre, will remember the weeks of hard work it took to prepare them for opening night.

Having to work with only one other actor is “very different,” said Diego Fresquez, who plays Jamie Wellerstein, an aspiring writer, to Amanda Belscamper’s character, Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress.

In order to keep each performance fresh and unique, Fresquez said he and Belscamper constantly change their “stimuli” by envisioning different images to respond to. This practice helps to ensure truthful reactions in their performances, he said.

Written by Jason Robert Brown, the musical is about a five-year relationship between the writer and actress, said the director, Mark Stringham, an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre Arts.[…]

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UIW Theater Season Opens with The Last Five Years

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