Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Enjoy a Change of Pace with Planto Theatre

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Enjoy a Change of Pace with Planto Theatre

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YOU might have dined, danced or played pool at the Planto but now you can add live theatre to the list.

Seacrest Productions Inc is presenting a limited run of Sylvia, a light-hearted four-hander play by A R Gurney, and it promises to be a riot.

"We did it locally with Seacrest productions about 10 years ago and the audiences absolutely loved it, laughed their heads off, so we thought why not go again," said actor Michael Smith.

"There's no messages or grand statements, it's just sheer good fun and absurdity."

Michael plays the male lead, Greg, who is dealing with a mid-life crisis. He meets a dog and takes her home and the hilarity starts there.

The twist is the "dog" is played by a woman.

The play takes place in the 1990s in New York City. Middle-aged, upper-middle class Greg finds Sylvia, a dog (played by Rory Banwell), in the park and takes a liking to her. He brings her back to the empty nest he shares with his wife Kate played by Amanda Scott. …

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