YOUNGSTOWN -- All performances of "The Last Five Years," scheduled to open this weekend at The Youngstown Playhouse, have been canceled. According to the Playhouse, rights could not be obtained to the cabaret show. The cancellation may affect other planned performances in the cabaret series, but the future of that series was still in doubt Wednesday.
Theater starts new season
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Playhouse will begin its 81st season, "The Renaissance Continues," with an annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Playhouse. The meeting is open to all Playhouse members. Anyone can become a member by paying for a current main stage season ticket. Prices are $60 for adults, $50 for students and seniors. Contact the Playhouse during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (330) 788-8739. Business will include the year-end financial report, election of the board of directors and information about the upcoming season. For more information or to notify the Playhouse of your plans to attend, call the above number.
Church to host nature talk
YOUNGSTOWN -- Universal Cafe of First Unitarian Church will present "Green Communities," a discussion on how to work for green, sustainable communities, featuring David Beach of Eco City Cleveland, a nonprofit organization helping people live in greater balance with nature, on Monday. The cafe is at 1105 Elm St., corner of Elm and Illinois, just north of Youngstown State University, across from Wick Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7. Cost is $3. Light refreshments will be available.
YOUNGSTOWN --The McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University is featuring the paintings of Alex and Diane Kuthy in an exhibition titled "Father and Daughter -- Memory and Discovery." The exhibit is in the midlevel galleries through July 16. Alex Kuthy began painting in 1957 while an art educator at McDonald High School. After retiring from teaching in 1987, he rented a studio in which to paint. His daughter has painted since she was a child. Hanging alongside one another in the galleries at the museum, the paintings enter into a visual dialogue between a father and a daughter. Hours at the museum are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. with extended hours Wednesdays until 8 p.m. The museum is open to the public and admission is free. For additional information, call (330) 941-1400.