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Weekend Outlook: Southern Rock and a Night at the Opera

By Guy D’Astolfo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Once upon the time, in the early 1980s, there was a Southern rock band out of Florida called 38 Special.

You are no doubt aware of them, because they had a string of hits such as “Hold on Loosely” and “Caught Up in You” that are still in the atmosphere.

Well, 38 Special never broke up. In fact, they will be at Packard Music Hall in Warren tonight. For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. concert, click HERE.

This weekend will also bring the premiere of two interesting plays.

First up is “Clarence Darrow,” a one-man play in which local actor Eric Kibler portrays the legendary trial lawyer who hailed from Trumbull County.

Darrow, a skilled and fiery orator, was immortalized in the film “Inherit the Wind.”

The play is at Selah Desert Theater, second floor of Selah restaurant, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers. Performances are at 7:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday. For tickets, click HERE.

Kent State University-Trumbull Theater will get back in action with “The Thanksgiving Play.” The official synopsis reads “good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally ‘woke’ teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.” Perfect.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call 330 675 8887.

A highlight of the entertainment every year in the Mahoning Valley is Opera Western Reserve’s annual performance. This year, it’s Goudod’s “Romeo and Juliet.” You know how that story ends. But you’ve never seen it done like this. For information, click HERE. 

Finally, ABBA Mania will return to the area on Tuesday for an 8 p.m. concert at the Robins Theatre in Warren. Take a chance on them. For tickets, click HERE.

For a comprehensive overview of all entertainment and events, check out The List.


Pictured: Eric Kibler plays Clarence Darrow in the play of the same name at Selah Dessert Theater in Struthers.

Copyright 2021, AfterHoursYoungstown, Youngstown. Ohio.
Posted Nov. 11, 2021.



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