By: Dr. Goo
Youngstown Takes Another L...
Today, I read in the paper that the Youngstown Playhouse will be moving out of the building they have spent about 50 years in. They site problems with donations, location and the building its self as the reasons for the move. The article then states that they have 6 different locations that they are considering finishing their season in. All 6 are in the suburbs. I have seen the board of directors hire a man that filled the arena theater with concrete, and let one of their employees cut off water in the winter(which led to 2 pipes busting). Even after those things I believe moving the Youngstown Playhouse to the suburbs was the worst decision ever made by the board of directors.
Many people will say this is the best thing for the Youngstown Playhouse. They will talk about how the Playhouse will be more appealing ,because it's not on the south side of Youngstown, or how the heating bill will not be as high. This decision the Playhouse probably will not cause the Playhouse to lose any money, costumers, or volunteers, but it will lose the most important thing any theater could have, its soul. The Youngstown Playhouse is a big part of Youngstown history. Many famous people have performed there, and even some have gotten their start there. It's the oldest on going community theater in America.By moving it, it is no longer that magical place with great history, but just another community theater.
Youngstown has been robbed of the national treasure that was the Youngstown Playhouse. Now it will operate in another place, trading greatness with the conveniences of a suburban location. A trade that Youngstown got the worst part of