'Behanding' at the Playhouse
The dark comedy "A Behanding in Spokane" opens tonight at the Youngstown Playhouse for a four-performance run.
The play was written by Martin McDonagh, a four-time Tony Award nominee ("The Lieutenant of Inishmore," "The Pillowman," "The Lonesome West," "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"), and tells the story of a man who has been searching for his missing left hand for 37 years when he encounters a couple with a hand to sell in a seedy hotel room.
Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan starred in the 2010 Broadway production.
Susi Thompson directs the Playhouse cast featuring Tom O'Donnell, David El'Hatton, Courtney Nicole Auman and Timothy Thomas.
Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Moyer Room of Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. For reservations or more information, call 330-788-8739.
Entries sought for annual TAG exhibition
Trumbull Art Gallery will be accepting entries for its 49th TAG Annual, the final show at its current location, from noon to 4 p.m. July 26 and 27.
The juror will be M.J. Albacete, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art, and cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3. The event runs through Aug. 23.
Entry forms can be picked up at Trumbull Art Gallery, 198 E. Market St., Warren, or downloaded from its website at trumbullartgallery.com. Questions may be referred to TAG at 330-395-4876 or to the curator Karen Fry at 330-652-0201.
Youth choir performs at Amp
The Warren City-Wide Youth Choir will perform its third annual summer concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Community Amphitheater, 303 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
The choir has more than 80 participants representing nearly two dozen churches in the Warren area and is open to all area youth and young adults of every church affiliation, Christian denomination and race. The choir hosts several performances throughout the year to raise funds for the CURRENT Scholarship and promote unity among the Christian community. In 2012, the first $1,000 scholarship was awarded and through fundraising efforts this year, $2,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the concert. The scholarship goal for 2014 is $5,000.
A free-will offering will be taken. To make a donations, contact Pastor Todd Johnson at 330-883-7456 or visit agapeassembly.com.
Tinkerbell to visit outdoor movie
Tinkerbell will be paying a visit prior to the screening of "Peter Pan" on Friday at Yellow Creek Theatre, which is adjacent to the Poland Public Library, 311 S. Main St., Poland.
In the 1953 Disney classic film, Peter Pan takes the three Darling children on magical adventures in Never Never Land where they battle Captain Hook and a ticking crocodile. The movie will start about 9 p.m., and Tinkerbell will make an appearance at 8 p.m. and entertain the crowd with storytelling prior to the film.
Movies are screened every Friday at dusk on the U.S. 224 bridge wall behind the Poland Library. Admission is free. The complete 2013 film schedule can be viewed at www.yellowcreektheater.com.
Mother Goose musical in Sharon
"A Pocket Full of Rhymes" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center (ACC Sharon), 98 E. State St., Sharon.
The musical performance is an up-to-date rendition of Mother Goose classic rhymes set to the music of 20th Century songs. The cast includes Julia Trambley, Justin Stanek, Sara Marosy, Shannon Burns, Nathan Cione, Rick Hale, Olivia Kochunas, Cassie Letts, Joshua Anderson, Darin Perozich and Brianne Kochunas Samson. Nicholas Samson is the musical director, and Joanna Andrei is the director.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. For tickets or more information, call 724-983-8222.