The Update | Selah Presents ‘A Walk in the Woods’; New Date for Fleetwood Mac Tribute

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Selah Dessert Theater will present “A Walk in the Woods,” a tense drama with timely appeal as it goes behind the scenes of negotiations between countries that in a heated standoff.

Performances will begin at 8 p.m. May 12-14 and 20-21 in the theater space on the second floor of Selah Restaurant,130 S. Bridge St.

Nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, the play by Lee Blessing was inspired by a true event that happened during the Cold War.

The story follows two negotiators who work out an arms reduction plan between Russia and the United States but are sent back to the bargaining table by their respective governments.

After long hours of talks, Russian Andrey Botvinnik suggests he and his American counterpart, Joan Honeyman, take a break go for a walk in the woods in Geneva, Switzerland. Andrey is a seasoned negotiator, gregarious, charming and adept at changing the subject, but also cynical about the process.

Joan is an idealistic newcomer who is eager to make headway progress but is also a no-nonsense negotiator. The two learn about each other and eventually find mutual respect and friendship.
With war raging in Ukraine, the play offers a ray of hope that people from countries with animosity toward each other can talk through their differences.

Medford Mashburn takes on the role of Andrey Botvinnik, while Molly Galano plays Joan Honeyman.
The characters’ contrasting personalities make for some delightful situations and laughter amid serious discussions, said Mary Ruth Lynn, who is directing the Selah production with assistance by Frank G.Martin.

Brian Palumbo is the set designer, Jeffrey Chann is handling the lighting and Johnny Pecano is in charge of sound design.

Tickets are $19.50 and include dessert and coffee at intermission. For reservations, go to SelahRestaurant.com.

The theater is accessible by stairs only. Assistive listening devices are available. All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination at the door. Masking is optional.

Fleetwood Mac Experience Is Postponed

WARREN, Ohio – The Fleetwood Mac Experience concert at the Robins Theatre scheduled for May 13 has been postponed until June 24.

All seating and tickets will remain the same. Tickets already sold will be honored on the new date.
Tickets can be purchased at robinstheatre.com and at the box office, 160 E. Market St.
The concert features a featuring an acoustic candlelit tribute to vocalist Stevie Nicks.

Art Show Opens in Warren Gallery

WARREN, Ohio – The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County’s third annual Black & White on Park art show opens Saturday, May 7, at the Art on Park gallery, 180 N. Park Ave., downtown.
The show features the works of more than 40 artists

An opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. and will include light refreshments and a performance by Ashley Dillon. Several of the art studios at Art on Park will be open during the reception. Admission is free.

Artists include Shuttic, Tim Milliner, Bonnie Loomis, Debbie Derrenbacher, Tim Wagner, Pete Vouvounas, Rick Maro, Gary Taneri, Terry Polonsky, Sara Lee, Dovey Wuvey, Carl Paul Henneman, Rick Stoughton, Dave Henley, George Nelson, Sirena Rebovich, Jody Neugebauer, Gil Thurman, Shannon Fee, Sam Perry, Michele Coe, Kathryn Infante, Romina Antoinette Batino-Stiffler, Jeff Vargo, Jennie Test, Allie Vugrincic, Alaina Woofter, Cheyene Finney, Beth Carson, Diane Beatty, Rachel Hathhorn, Leanne Lee, Carmen Denno, Sebastian Fritz, Malachi Kuhn, Jeffrey Bucher, Mark Sedlacko, Josh Kronauer, Lena D’Amico and Ashley Dillon.

Arts on the Square Festival in Lisbon

LISBON, Ohio – The inaugural Arts on The Square festival will take place June 18 in downtown Lisbon, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event, sponsored by Source Gallery and the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce, will feature artists, musicians, artisans and performance by Stage Left Players.

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