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Music of Joni, Youngstown OH, May 11, 12, 13

Posted May 03, 2018

The music of Joni Mitchell – which remains as relevant as it ever was – is the core of a unique and original show at the Youngstown Playhouse. “Women of Heart and Mind: The Songs of Joni Mitchell” opens Friday in the Moyer Room and will run for two consecutive weekends.

The Playhouse production will have a contemporary touch because it is centers around the #MeToo movement, in which women break their silence about sexual abuse and harassment. It employs a cast of four female musicians — Diane Drapcho, Bridget Yurcisin, Kate Pelini and Natalie Kovacs — and is directed by Donna Smith Downie, who co-created it with James McClellan.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Youngstown Playhouse, off Glenwood Avenue
Tickets: $15 ($12 for senior citizens, $10 for students); go to or call 330-788-8739