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'The Last Five Years:' Local Actors Perform Duet from Upcoming Play

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LAKEVIEW — In the play "The Last Five Years", local actors Jim DeSelm and Allison Hendrix portray a married couple. To inform the roles, both actors drew from their own relationship experiences.

"We both come at in from different places actually, because I'm married. I've been married for eight years," said DeSelm.

"And I have had my heart broken a lot of times," Hendrix said with a laugh. "So, I find each song is different but there are a lot of parallels to many invaried relationships and experiences I've had."

The play, which was written in 2001 by playwright Jason Robert Brown and produced by Northlight Theater in Skokie, opens Friday at Lakeview's Theater Wit and runs through Aug. 25. For ticket and production information, visit theaterwit.org and/or kokandyproductions.com.