Grumpy’s hosts ‘Bizarre’ HarrisWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Grumpy’s Deli welcomes back Toledo playwright Larry Dean Harris on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. for a new show, “Witness to the Bizarre.”
Harris performed at Grumpy’s in 1989 with “Oh, No! Not Toledo!” and the show continued for years with cast and location changes.
Harris left in 1997 to live in Los Angeles where he pursued playwriting. He has been nominated for Ovation and LA Weekly theater awards. “Witness to the Bizarre” is a solo role and will be the first time in his career that Harris has had a starring role.
“A few years ago, I discovered the storytelling scene in Los Angeles, and I thought ‘I can do that,’” Harris said in a news release. Before long, he was getting booked into prominent venues like the Comedy Central Stage and The Hotel Café, sharing his autobiographical adventures with audiences. “I’ve lived in three pretty colorful cities: New York, Los Angeles and Toledo. And my path has — on occasion — taken a twisted turn that makes for a good yarn. My job is to spin that yarn in an entertaining and hopefully enlightening way.”
“It’ll be dinner theater Grumpy’s style just like the old days,” said Dustin Hostetler, Grumpy’s co-owner, in a news release. “We’ll have a buffet of sandwiches and cookies. And we’ll enjoy a show by an old friend.”
Admission for the performance, including a buffet dinner, is $25. To reserve a spot, email GrumpysDeli@gmail.com.