The Update | ‘Misery’ at Playhouse; Warren Halloween Parade; Dog Costume Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – “Misery” will open Friday at the Youngstown Playhouse and run for two weekends.

The suspenseful play by William Goldman is based on the novel by Stephen King that was made into a 1990 movie.

The plot revolves around a romance novelist who survives a car crash thanks to his rescuer, who is an obsessed fan of his work. The fan holds the author captive and becomes enraged when she learns that her favorite character will be killed. She forces him to write a new ending.

The cast includes Brian Suchora and Jenna Cintavey.

Chris Fidram is directing the play. The creative team also includes Caitlyn N. Santiago, stage manager; Matthew Mazuroski, scenic designer; and Leslie Brown, lighting design.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 3-4, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 5 on the Playhouse’s main stage.

Tickets range from $17 to $27 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased by phone at 330 788 8739; at the DeYor Performing Arts Centre box office; and at

Warren Halloween Parade

WARREN, Ohio – The city of Warren’s annual Halloween parade will take place Sunday, Oct.  29, at 3 p.m. on Market Street, downtown.

The Harding High School marching band will be featured. More than 800 people are expected to participate.

Children can come in costume and with trick or treat bags to gather up candy that will be thrown to the crowd.

Dog Costume Contest

BOARDMAN, Ohio – One Hot Cookie’s annual dog costume contest will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Boardman location, 1315 Boardman Canfield Road.; and Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Hermitage, Pa., location, 3346 E. State St.

Registration is not required at either location. People interested in participating are asked to arrive a few minutes before the start time. There is no cost to enter. Prizes will be awarded to the top three dog costumes.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.