“Last Dance,” a light, romantic comedy, also gives us a moment or two to contemplate love. A beautiful poet, embarking on the last half of her life decides she is tired of love. Her very much younger lover does not understand her new feelings while also feeling like a bit of a commodity being handed down to the woman’s goddaughter. There are many misunderstandings, miscommunications and mistaken motives in the process, as one might imagine.
The play by Marsha Norman, sponsored by Alma Lee Cattle Company and King Sand and Gravel, is produced by Henderson County Performing Arts Center in association with Samuel French and directed by J Niswonger with a cast including Shirley Niswonger, Gary Williams, Kayle Maxwell and Eli McClung.
Performances for the show are June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. There is a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 19. Reservations may be made at 903-675-3908 or online at www.hcpac.org. HCPAC, located at 400 Gibson Rd., Athens, TX, is a 501(C)(3).