Members of the cast of “Sitting in a Tree” take a break during rehearsals. (Photo submitted)
Members of the cast of “Sitting in a Tree” take a break during rehearsals. (Photo submitted)

By Phillip Morris

The Van Wert Civic Theatre has been very active with providing theatrical opportunities for our younger generation who have an interest in theatre. We believe it is important to involve our youth who have a passion for theatre in order to keep the community theatre thriving for years to come. This has led to partnering with Lincolnview High School to present their shows at our theatre.

Lincolnview Theatre is back again for their fall show and will soon be presenting a comedy/drama play, “Sitting in a Tree,” at the Van Wert Civic. The show has many hilarious situations we can relate to in life. Travel along one man’s journey as he experiences a life filled with laughter and love. This familiar journey will have something for everyone. There are many funny scenes throughout the show and even a few touching moments.

Several high school students, elementary students, and adult community members will be performing in this show. Cast and crew include the following students: Dylan Neate, Josh England, Storm Whitaker, Lainie Jones, Jack Snyder, Frankie Carey, Cameron McAbee, Dylann Carey, Landon Moody, Maddie Gorman, Jayna Roberts, Adia Welch, Austin Welker, Gage West, Alana Williams, Haley Pollock, Thad Walker, Brad Korte, Reagan Boley, Lakin Clemons, Cal Evans, Conner Baldauf, Kaden Hohman, Kreston Tow, Jack Dunlap, Jennifer Benson, Olivia Snyder, and Emma Bowersock. Guest performers include Dan Bulau as the narrator, Burdette Bolenbaugh as the grandpa, and Dave Walker as the older Archie.

The director of the show is Chad Kraner with Stacie Korte and Kim Pollock assisting along with Kinsey Miller as set painter. Check out the progress of their rehearsals by visiting the Lincolnview Theatre Facebook/Twitter pages to see some of their rehearsal videos.

Show dates are Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults and are available by calling the school at 419-968-2214 ext. 3242, emailing or by purchasing from cast members.

Support our area youth by planning now to attend an evening or afternoon at the theatre to see the production of “Sitting in a Tree.” It will definitely be a time of comical, fun entertainment along with a few poignant moments to remember.