Valentine's Weekend Brings Love And Comedy to Stages

  • 2/14/2019 11:57:29 AM
  • Chelley Kemper
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - It's a weekend of LOVE-LY ideas for Valentine's themed events. We start with "Love Letters" coming to the OSU-Mansfield campus, inside Founder's Auditorium, with a second show Friday evening, February 15th, at 8 pm.  Love Letter's opened on stage yesterday for the first showing.  

Here is the storyline...Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.  As they age and as their separate lives wind through marriages, affairs, careers, children, and loss, their bond remains. Through their years of letters, we come to understand how much they really meant to each other over the years.

True Love perhaps?

Tickets for the show can be purchased through Joseph Fahey at 419-755-4276. 


John Cariani’s "LOVE/SICK" is a collection of nine, twisted plays set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality.

LOVE/SICK explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love.  LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

With several weekends of performances at the Mansfield Playhouse, you have options for shows. Remaining dates are February 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 8:00 PM.  

Call 419-522-2883 for tickets. 


A rather special Valentine's celebration is planned on the grounds of Malabar Farm State Park with a 5-course meal inside the historic, Malabar Farm Big House with seatings Friday at 6 pm and two seatings Saturday at 4 and 7 pm.   

The Big House with it's 32 rooms, underwent quite a large renovation and restoration, for several months back in the year 2013, to the tune of a half-million dollars.

Tickets for this Valentine's event include a guided tour one hour prior to the dinner show. These events book early in the season, usually weeks in advance. 


How about a date night at the Renaissance to see one of today's biggest star comedians to come out of the Cleveland area?   

Tammy Pescatelli can certainly hold her own on the topics of sports, television, dating and family life. Pescatelli is VERY relatable to both men and women and will bring an edgy, brassy, show with a female voice of witty sarcasm to the table.    

Joining comedic forces with Pescatelli will be Josh Sneed and Rocky Laporte. 

This is a must see show and perfect for Valentine's weekend night out!

For ticket availability, go to the Ren website at 


Lastly, Three Sisters opens on the campus of Ashland University.

Ashland University Department of Theatre travels abroad to Russia for its next mainstage production in “Treasured Classics Renewed”. Directed by Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames, Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, adapted by the contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl, will play for two weekends on Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. 

The play is a humorous and heartbreaking too as the three sisters (Olga, Masha and Irina) dream of the big city, where they imagine their sad, dreary lives will become fulfilled.

To purchase tickets, call the Ashland University Box Office at 419-289-5125 or purchase online 24/7 at 


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