Van Wert Civic Theatre

Exit Laughing opens Nov 3

The box office is open NOW for the comedy play Exit Laughing on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 PM and on November 6 and 13 at 2 PM. Be entertained close to home for just $16 per ticket.  Director Stan Lippi has assembled a stellar cast to provide a night of laughter. Cast members include Emily Gehle (Rachael), Travis Nihiser (Bobby), Amy McConn (Connie), Jan Miller (Leona), and Stephanie Wagner (Millie).

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and start the wildest, most exciting night of your lives complete with a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.  

The Box Office is open now.  All tickets are $16. A senior discount ticket at $14 is available for advanced reservations only.  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 or at the door on performance nights.  Other shows offered this season include The Lion in Winter and Ghost, the Musical.  Annie Jr will be performed at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in January. Tickets are on sale NOW for these shows, too. Visit for more information.