The Update | ‘Rex’s Exes’ at Stage Left Theater; Trunk or Treat at the Playhouse

LISBON, Ohio – Stage Left Players will present the comedy “Rex’s Exes” at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way, on Saturdays and Sundays for three consecutive weekends.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7; and 2 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 and 8.

The play, written by Jessie Jones, is a sequel to last season’s “Red Velvet Cake War.” It revolves around the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas, as they deal with wacky relatives and a bounty hunter.

Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and can be purchased in advance at or at the door before the show.

Trunk or Treat Seeks Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Playhouse’s annual Trunk or Treat event for children will take place Sunday, Oct. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot, 600 Playhouse Lane, off Glenwood Avenue.

The free event will include community resources and a safe experience for children and their families to trick or treat. Participants will be able to vote on the best decorated vehicles.

Community organizations who wish to participate must contact organizer Emelia Sherin at by Oct. 7.

Knitting Exhibition at Kent State museum

KENT, Ohio – “Knitting Beyond the Body,” an exhibition that explores how knitting is often at the heart of today’s innovations, will open Sept. 29 at the Kent State University Museum and run through August.

While knitting may not be foremost in any discussion of technological advances, the ancient craft is at the forefront of research and innovation across many industries, including automotive, medical, architecture, interior design and, of course, fashion.

The KSU Museum and the KSU School of Fashion Design and Merchandising have joined forces to explore how knitting is often at the heart of today’s innovations.

The “Knitting Beyond the Body” exhibition evolved from research generated by the fashion school’s KnitLAB.

“The KnitLAB has a 10-year partnership with industry leader Stoll by Karl Meyer and serves as one of the few such studios in the country at a state university,” said Sarah J. Rogers, director of the museum and co-curator of the exhibition.

“Knitting Beyond the Body” is organized into five sections:

  • “Introduction” displays examples of garments from the 20th century.
  • “The Body” looks at 21st century garments and medical applications.
  • “Place” showcases products for the home and office.
  • “On the Move” shows knit applications for automobiles, skateboards and more.
  • “The Future is Now” highlights innovative architecture that is knit, interactive devices, and research in a range of fields.

Pictured at top: Christine Martin, Tina Duster and Jen Milligan in a scene from Stage Left Players’ production of “Rex’s Exes.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.