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TWS Actor Receives Proposal After 'Sylvia' Opening Night

The actress who plays the titular dog in the currently-running play at the Theatre of Western Springs got a major surprise on Thursday after her first performance.

At the conclusion of the opening night of Sylvia at the Theatre of Western Springs, the audience—and the lead actress—got a massive surprise when TWS actor David Rodriguez appeared on stage to propose to Sylvia star Jennifer Torchia, the Suburban Life reports.

According to The Doings Oak Brook, Rodriguez was feigning giving a post-performance talk when he dropped to one knee in front of Torchia—who was covered in dirt from the play. He told the paper that their previous collaboration in a performance of Equus seemed inappropriate for a proposal.

"We met on stage and I knew I wanted to propose to her on stage,” he told the paper.

"It was a perfect moment made even sweeter by being surrounded by you, my (Theater of Western Springs) friends and family," Suburban Life reports that Torchia wrote. "It was a wonderful surprise and now a great story. I couldn’t be happier.”

Read the full stories (and see a picture) at the Suburban Life and Doings Oak Brook websites.

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