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VWCT announces first show of season

VW Civic Theatre information

Van Wert Civic Theatre is proud to announce the first show in its 58th season: Rumors by Neil Simon.

In this fun filled comedic farce, four couples arrive at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to attend a party celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. However, the four couples soon discover that there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the deputy mayor has shot himself in the head (it’s only a flesh wound). Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media.

Cast members rehearse for Van Wert Civic Theatre's production of "Rumors". (photo submitted)
Cast members rehearse for Van Wert Civic Theatre’s production of “Rumors”. (photo submitted)

Starring as Ken Gorman is Jeff Kerr, while playing his wife, Chris, is Amber Evans. Playing Claire and Lenny Ganz are Kim Warnecke and Steve Lane, while Jon Hodges and Kari Gall take the roles of Ernie and Cookie Kusack, with Joe Maurer and Jennifer Napier as Glenn and Cassie Cooper.

The cast also includes Joelle May and Sarah Bennett as Officers Welch and Pudney. Rumors is directed by P.S. Luhn, with assistance from Ashley Shank.

Rumors opens Thursday, September 26, and closes October 5. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 in the afternoon.

To reserve seats for Rumors call the VWCT Box Office at 419.238.9689. Box Office hours are 2-6 p.m. daily, beginning September 15 for patrons, September 17 for all season ticket holders, and September 22 for the general public.

Van Wert Civic Theatre will hold auditions for their next production, Scrooge! The Musical, on September 28 for youths and September 29 for adults.  Auditions begin at 7 p.m. at the theatre.

For more information on these and other shows at VWCT visit the website at

POSTED: 09/08/14 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News