The Update | Selah Theater Delays ‘Kiss the Moon’; Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Selah Dessert Theater has delayed the run of “Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun” due to the illness of a cast member.

The show will now open Oct. 12, with additional performances Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. The theater is on the second floor of Selah restaurant, 130 S. Bridge St.

All patrons who purchased tickets for the initial run of the show have been contacted and given an opportunity to exchange their tickets for a new night or receive a full refund.

Tickets for the new dates are $19.50 (includes dessert and coffee at intermission) and can be purchased at

Pre-show dinner reservations may also be made on the website. A Premiere Night package is available for opening night.

“Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun” was originally scheduled to open Sept. 28.

The play, written by Norm Foster, revolves around a woman and her 35-year-old son who has the mental age of a 7-year-old. She is battling health issues of her own and is desperate to find someone to care for her son when she is gone.

The cast includes Maria Petrella, Kevin Sullivan, Ben Bogan, Wendy Wygant and Brandon Donaldson.

Jenny Magazine Seeks Literary Submissions

YOUNGSTOWN – Jenny Magazine is seeking submissions for its next issue, which will be released in April at with the theme “Reimagine Youngstown.”

Jenny Magazine aims to place the voices of writers from the Mahoning Valley alongside those of writers from around the world.

It is seeking stories, poems, essays and visual art from regional writers and those further afield but whose life has intersected with the Mahoning Valley.

Writers are asked to share what the city has meant to them.

Youngstown is known for its determination, tenacity and community spirit in the face of struggle. A city is a place that is constantly changing, so Jenny Magazine hopes to share perspectives on Youngstown’s past, present and future.

To submit for the issue, CLICK HERE.

Senior Showcase Talent Show at Robins

WARREN, Ohio – The Senior Showcase talent show will be presented at Robins Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m.

It will feature performances by area singers, magicians, dancers, musicians and more.

Senior Showcase is a production company that showcases the talents of the senior community (55 and over).

Tickets are $15 and $22 (plus applicable fees) and go on sale Friday at and the box office, 160 E. Market St.

PolishYoungstown Plans Pierogi Day Event

LIBERTY, Ohio – PolishYoungstown’s annual National Pierogi Day celebration will take place Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kravitz Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave.

The deli will offer dine-in or pick-up of a variety of pierogi as well as other Polish foods. The event will include Polish music, beer, and a virtual pierogi-making demonstration and lesson by Sip & Pinch pierogi parties. A Polish happy hour will take place from 5-8 p.m.

Varieties will include potato and cheese, kraut, cheese and dill and reuben. A sampler with all four types is also available.

To place an order, call 330 759 7889.

Lit Youngsgtown to Present Poet, Musicians

YOUNGSTOWN – Lit Youngstown’s First Wednesday Reader Series will present poet and musician Terry Murcko on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs room at Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave.

Murcko has set to music poems written by Ohio  poets.

A voice in Youngstown poetry for over 40 years, he helped Jim Villani start PigIron Press in the ’70s. Murcko retired from teaching and play directing after 35 years.

For information, go to

Arts Organizations Receive Donations

YOUNGSTOWN – Two donations by the Kennedy Family Fund and Arnett Family Fund, components of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, to local arts groups were recently announced.

The Youngstown Symphony Society received $7,500 for support the 2023-24 season of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.

Stambaugh Auditorium received $5,000 to support the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band.

Pictured at top: Wendy Wygant and Ben Bogan in a scene from Selah Dessert Theater’s production of “Kiss the Sun, Kiss the Moon.”

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