From left (back row) Kevin Fanter, Lauren Hahn and Paul Wilhelmi; (front row) Julie Bradler, Patti Siberz and Ida Liise Putansu

By Thursday, Dec. 27, the turkey will be gone, the toys broken and strewn around the floor, and the tree rapidly shedding needles. But festive spirit will still be in large supply at Lincoln City’s Theatre West, as it presents “A Nice Family Christmas.”

Penned by Phil Olsen, this yuletide comedy begins on Christmas Eve when Carl, a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired, gets assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas — his own. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material. The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?

Paul Wilhelmi plays Carl; with Patti Siberz as Mom; Ida Liise Putansu as Grandma; Kevin Fanter as Michael; Lauren Hahn as Stacy; Don Bambrough as Uncle Bob; and Julie Bradley as Jill.

Director Rich Emery is joined by assistant director Bruce Mace; stage manager Cathye Wehr; and Kate Daschel on lights and sound.

The play will run through January 20 at Theatre West, with performances at 7:30 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and a 2 pm matinée on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Theatre West is located at 3536 SE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. On regular performance days, the box office is open at 4 pm, with doors opening at 7 pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, 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.

To book tickets, call 541-994-5663, leave a message and someone will call you back.

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