Youngstown, OH (September 29, 2022): The Youngstown Playhouse will present The Day They Shot John Lennon in the Moyer Room at 7:30pm this November. The show will run Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 13th at 2:30pm. A second weekend of shows will run Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 20th at 2:30pm.

Written by James McLure, The Day They Shot John Lennon is a powerful story reliving the day The Beatles songwriter and musician, John Lennon, was assassinated. A group of strangers meet at the location of his murder to reminisce on his life with humorous and moving anecdotes.

The play shows nine ordinary people congregating amongst a large crowd gathered in Central Park across from the Dakota on December 9, 1980. The audience will become familiarized with these people, who each have different stories to tell.

“Along the way, the audience will learn about certain issues plaguing America, like poverty, racism, war, and capitalism, issues still relevant in today’s society. These characters are a representation of not only the nucleus of an early 1980’s America, but of an America which sadly still exists today,” Martin stated.

“This play has been twenty-two years in the making for me, and I’m overjoyed to at last bring this important play to Youngstown area theatergoers,” added Martin.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices for The Day They Shot John Lennon will be $17 plus a $3 fee per ticket. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm by calling 330-788-8739, or in person at The DeYor Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day online at youngstownplayhouse.org.

2022/2023 Flex Pass subscriptions are also available in three pricing tiers, passes are valid for four (4) performances within the season. Subscriptions start at $48 plus a $3 fee per pass purchased. For additional details visit youngstownplayhouse.org.