Shows, Ticket Info, Van Wert Civic Theatre

Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’ Opens Feb 10


Neil Simon’s silly play Fools opens February 10 for an seven-show run. This show will brighten your winter and make you laugh. The Box Office opens to the public on Thursday, Feb 3.

Director Perry Luhn has brought together a brilliant cast to play the townsfolk of fictional village Kulyenchikov in Ukraine. It is the 19th century, and Leon, a school teacher, has been hired to educate Sophia, the daughter of the dimwitted doctor. Leon learns the village is under a curse causing the residents to be stupid, and that if he fails to educate Sophia, he too will fall victim to the curse. Leon creates a plan to end the curse and live happily ever after.

Starring in the show are Daniel Sanderson (Leon Tolchinsky), Steven Bricker (Snetsky), Burdette Bolenbaugh (Magistrate), Seth Rollins (Slovitch), Alyssa Taylor (Mishkin), Stephanie Wagner(Yenchna), Ken Markward (Dr. Zubritsky), Jan Miller (Lenya Zubritsky), Emily Gehle (Sophia Zubritsky), and Josh Campbell (Gregor Yousekevitch).

The Box Office opens to the public on Thursday, February 3. Members may reserve now. All tickets are $16. To reserve your seats, call 419-238-9689 and leave a voice message with your name, date you wish to attend, and a phone number. A volunteer will return your call within 24 hours to complete your reservation and take payment. Tickets are also available online at vwct.org or at the door on performance nights. Curtain times are 8 PM on Feb 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 and at 2 PM on Feb 13 and 20.