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The role(over) of a lifetime

Published on July 10, 2018 3:02PM

Kate (Robin Kirsch) shoos Sylvia (Alice Luchau) off the furniture

Kate (Robin Kirsch) shoos Sylvia (Alice Luchau) off the furniture

If you think you’ve been working like a dog, spare a thought for Alice Luchau of Lincoln City’s Theatre West.

Luchau has the title role in the troupe’s new production, “Sylvia.” The only problem — Sylvia has four legs, a wet nose and sheds on the couch.

The comedy by A.R. Gurney begins with empty nesters Greg and Kate facing major life changes, having relocated to a city apartment after their kids headed off to college. Into their changing relationship comes Sylvia, a stray dog whom Greg takes in, sparking a rather unconventional love triangle. How the trio navigate the stresses of change makes for a funny, thoughtful, and loving tale, giving insight into the human — and canine — condition.

Bryan Kirsch plays Greg with Robin Kirsch as Kate, T.K. Smith as Tom, Katie Gailey as Phyllis and Lyn Cathay as Leslie.

Director Bonnie Ross is assisted by stage managers Lewis Smith and Michelle Gaylor; and Brendan N Perry on lights and sound.

The play, which contains adult themes and language, runs from Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, Sept. 1, with performances at 7:30 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 pm matineés on Sunday, July 22 and Aug. 12.

Tickets, $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and for students, are available by calling 541-994-5663. Leave a message and someone will call you back.

Theatre West is located at 3536 SE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.

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