Theatre West presents “Sex Please We’re 60,” a comedy by the successful writing duo of Michael Parker and Susan Parker. The director is Debby Rhein, who recently returned to Lincoln City after seven years in Santa Rosa, Calif. She has been associated with Theatre West since 1989.
The play will open on Thursday, July 11, and run through Aug. 31. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the Jack Coyne Stage at Theatre West, with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on July 21 and Aug. 18.
On evening performance dates, the box office opens at 4 p.m., the doors open at 7 p.m., and the play begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. On matinee dates, the box office opens at 12:30 p.m. and the doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. performance.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 541-994-5663 — leave a message and someone will call you back.
The story: Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next-door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn't do anything to prevent it. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell, is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called "Venusia," to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested, until now!
The cast: Chris Evans as Bud Davis, Alice Luchau as Mrs. Stancliffe, Dave Jones as Henry Mitchell, Cindy Jones as Victoria Ambrose, Sharon L. Whitmer as Hillary Hudson, and Ida Liise Putansu as Charmaine Beauregard.
The crew: Debby Rhein, director, and Andrew Schmitz, assistant director.
Theatre West is located at 3536 SE Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (ages 60 and over) and students (over 12), and $10 for children 12 and under. A special group discount is available at $12 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with a pre-paid reservation. Season tickets (five shows) for two people are available for $120.
Theatre West is a nonprofit, all volunteer community theater dating back to 1975. Membership is open to all, with dues at $15 per year for individuals, $25 for couples and $35 for families. Everyone in the community is invited to join and support Lincoln City’s community theater. More information about the theater can be found online at www.theatrewest.com or by calling 541-994-5663 anytime. People can also find Theatre West of Lincoln City on Facebook and Twitter.