Local theatrical productions for September

By EMMALEE S. TORISK | METRO MONTHLY STAFF WRITER

 

DARK MATTERS, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. “Dark Matters,” a Blackbox Production, is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s suspenseful thriller “about the secrets that hold families together and the terrible truths we sometimes choose to ignore in the people we love.” The show runs Sept. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. $5 (general public), $3 (seniors, students and Penguin Club members).

THE NERD, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Aspiring architect Willum Cubbert owes a debt to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life after he was wounded in Vietnam. When Rick unexpectedly shows up at Willum’s apartment, however, it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless nerd. The production — which runs Sept. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-23 — follows the incidents that occur as a result of Rick’s continued presence. $12 (adults), $10 (students).

THE ODD COUPLE, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple” from Sept. 7-23. The production will star local early morning WYTV favorites Len Rome and Jim Loboy in the roles of Felix and Oscar. The show runs Sept. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

CABARET, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Join the Youngstown Playhouse for “Cabaret,” its 88th season opener. The classic musical follows the story of an aspiring singer in Nazi Germany, and musical numbers include “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.” The show runs Sept. 14-23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. Salem Community Theatre opens its 2012-2013 season with “The Last Five Years,” described as “a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage.” The show runs Sept. 14-23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

THE NORMAL HEART, Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning “The Normal Heart” was the first drama presented by the Oakland 26 years ago. Now, some of Youngstown’s best actors — who have cumulatively won more than a dozen awards for their local theater work — have gathered to take part in this production, which centers on the sexual politics of New York during the early AIDS crisis. The show runs Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m. $15 (adults), $12 (seniors), $10 (students).

I DO! I DO! Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. Local favorites Josh Lewis and Ali Cleland star in the musical comedy “I Do! I Do!” which depicts the 50-year love story of Agnes and Michael Snow. The show runs Sept. 22-30. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, “The Women of Lockerbie” is a drama about a group of women who want to convert an act of hatred into an act of love. The show runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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