The Update | ‘Midnight’ to Open at Hopewell; Mick Foley Appearing in Girard

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The thriller “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” will open Friday, Oct. 28, for a two-weekend run.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, and Nov. 5 and 6; and 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets are $15 ($12 students and seniors).

The play by Peter Colley is directed by Christopher Fidram. The cast includes Lindie Schwarten, Jason Green, Joanna Andrei and Dave Wolford.

The thriller tells the story of a young couple who rents an old farmhouse in the country and discovers that things are not what they seem. 

Before and after the performance, there will be an art show in the lobby.

For reservations, call the theater at 330 746 5455 or go to Hopewelltheatre.org.

Mick Foley to Appear at Time Capsule Toys

GIRARD – Wrestling celebrity Mick Foley will be at Time Capsule Toys, 52 W. Liberty St., on Nov. 5 for a meet and greet session.

Fans can get an autograph for $40, or a selfie photo with Foley for the same price. They can get both for $60. Click HERE for more information.

JCC Holding Auditions for ‘Falsettos’

YOUNGSTOWN — The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown theater will hold auditions for “Falsettos in Concert” from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

“Falsettos” centers around Jewish identity, gender roles, and gay life in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Actors 18 and older are invited to audition. Those auditioning should prepare a 32-measure song. 

The performance will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

Dana Vocal Students in Combined Recital

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Students in the Dana School of Music voice area will present a combined recital on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. in Bliss Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. Youngstown State University requires masks in all buildings.

This is the first time the voice area is presenting a joint recital.

Twenty-eight students studying in the studios of Misook Yun, Jennifer Jones Mosher and Susan Foster, voice faculty in the Dana School of Music, will present a program featuring music by a variety of composers.

LGBTQ Art Show at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery is currently hosting a special exhibition, “Brilliant,” that celebrates LGBTQ+ identity and joy. The exhibition runs through Dec. 10.

Curated by Heather Seno and Steph Blair of Art House on Elm in Youngstown, Ohio, in collaboration with Westminster College’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) student organization, the exhibition features an audience participation project with works by various artists.

In the audience project, participants will use the circle stickers provided on the wall space to share their personal joy of being a part of the queer community, give others in the community positive affirmation, or to identify themselves as part of the community.

“We have come together to foster community and support one another in this space,” said Seno. “We have always been here creating brilliant works of art, we will continue to be here, and we believe there is abundant joy in that.”

Along with the participation piece, artist Tony Amrich invites participants to write or carve a message, statement, or simply their name on to the surfaces of his featured pieces—a bench and chest. These two pieces were inspired by two found objects—the hope chest and pew—and the invitation to join a queer art show.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Foster Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pictured: Lindie Schwarten in a scene from Hopewell’s “I’ll be Back Before Midnight.”

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