The Warner Brothers lived in Youngstown prior to moving to Hollywood to start their motion picture empire. The magnificent Powers Auditorium/DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown was built as a tribute to brother Sam Warner, the father of the “talking” motion picture.
Youngstown State University’s Department of Theater and Dance will present the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The show’s run is scheduled for September 30-October 9 in Bliss Hall’s Spotlight Theater. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
Show tickets may be purchased by calling the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.
The Fall Frolic is a self-driving tour of wineries located in the Youngstown/Akron/Canton area. Visit the participating wineries, enjoy delicious appetizers, sample great Ohio wines and receive a wine related gift. Participating wineries in Mahoning County include Halliday’s Winery, Lil Paws Winery, and Mastropietro Winery.
Purchase a couples’ ticket for $50.00 or a singles’ ticket for $40.00 and travel the wine trail on the three designated weekends (Fridays and Saturdays): September 23-24, September 30-October 1, and October 7-8. All tickets must be reserved in advance through the Ohio Wine Producers’ Association at www.OhioWines.org or 440-466-4417. Participants must be 21 years of age and tickets are non-refundable.