Pictured from left to right are Travis Nihiser, Emily Gehle (seated), Amy McConn, and Doug Grooms rehearse a scene for Last Tango in Little Grimley. (Photo submitted)
Pictured from left to right are Travis Nihiser, Emily Gehle (seated), Amy McConn, and Doug Grooms rehearse a scene for Last Tango in Little Grimley. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT – Van Wert Civic Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of live theatre. Last Tango in Little Grimley opens Friday, May 7 for a six-performance run.

This 45-minute comedic romp features four actors who portray members of a local dramatic society. Actually, they are the only four members left. If this group is to survive, they must take drastic action. How will they sell enough tickets to stay afloat and pay off some debts? Sex... or rather the promise of a sizzling, sexy show. They predict their scheme will work. But will it?

Stan Lippi is the director of this fast-paced, hilarious play. The cast members are Doug Grooms as Gordon, Travis Nihiser as Bernard, Emily Gehle as Joyce, and Amy McConn as Margaret. Performances are set for May 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 8 p.m., and May 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. This show will be one act of silliness and laughter - no seriousness in this play.

Reservations can be made and paid for at vwct.org. You can also call the box office at 419-238-9689. All tickets are $16 and must be paid for at time of reservation. Live box office volunteers will be available on the phone from 2 - 6 p.m. on weekdays and one hour prior to performance time. Please make one reservation for those you want to sit with. Seating will be assigned by the Box Office manager to allow for distancing.

Make your reservations soon. Our seating capacity is limited. VWCT thanks you in advance for your support and reminds everyone that a mask is required to attend the performance. For more details about the show and our COVID safety measures, visit vwct.org.

Van Wert Civic Theatre is located at 118 S. Race St. in Van Wert, Ohio.