Arts preview: "The Last Five Years"

Jim Fischer

Short North Stage presents this contemporary, cult musical at just the right time - the company is marking the start of its fifth year. Jarrad Biron Green (fresh off a national tour of "West Side Story") plays novelist Jamie Wellerstein opposite Melissa Hall's Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The story of the two young, on-again-off-again lovers is chronicled in unique fashion, Cathy's perspective told simultaneously but in reverse chronological order, with the pair only interacting in the play once their timelines cross.

Garden Theater

May 5 through May 22

1187 N. High St.

Short North