Theatre West presents Meanwhile Back On The Couch, a comedy by Jack Sharkey. The director is Rich Emery. Rich directed both the female and male versions of The Odd Couple last season.
The Plot!: Psychiatrist Victor Karleen is financially stressed between the rental of his posh office apartment and his fiancée’s expensive tastes. A colleague has written a best-selling case history book and is now rolling in royalties. Good friend Parker Donnelly has rejected Victor’s similar work because the public is tired of such things and prefers torrid fiction. Needing cash, Victor reluctantly takes on a new patient who, due to love frustration, is grinding out a rip-roaring sex novel. By mistake, his nurse gives the patient’s manuscript to Donnelly believing it to be Victor’s work. Suddenly Victor has an enormous advance royalty check, a Book of the Month Club selection, and a potential Pulitzer Prize. When he discovers that it is his patient’s inviolate confidences and not his clinical casebook that has saved the day, Victor determines to keep his patient crazy until he dreams up the final chapter. Back on the Couch is fast-paced, hilarious, and zany.
The play will run from March 8 through March 31, 2018. It will be presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 P.M. There will be one Sunday matinee on March 25 with curtain at 2:00 P.M. On regular performance days, the box office is open at 4:00 P.M. The doors open at 7:00 P.M. and play begins promptly at 7:30 P.M. Advance reservations for all performances are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (541) 994-5663. Please leave a message and someone will call you back.
Theatre West is located at 3536 SE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. Tickets for the show are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors (60 and over) and for students (over 12) and $10.00 for children 12 & under. A special group discount is available at $12.00 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with a pre-paid reservation. Season tickets (5 shows) for 2 persons are available for $120.
Theatre West is a non-profit, all volunteer community theatre dating back to 1975. Membership is open to all with dues at $15.00 per year for individuals, $25.00 for couples and $35.00 for families. Everyone in the community is invited to join and support our Lincoln City community theatre. More information about the theatre may be found at www.theatrewest.com or call (541) 994-5663 anytime. You will also find Theatre West of Lincoln City on Facebook and Twitter.