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YSU students to perform in 'Haunted Youngstown'

The Good Humor Radio Hour shows feature live actors on old-time radio microphones, including live sound effects and music.
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Youngstown State University student Kira Walker of Youngstown, left, is one of the local performers in "Haunted Youngstown." (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University students will perform in "Haunted Youngstown — Ghastly Ghost Stories" during the Good Humor Radio Hour. 

Based in YSU's Department of Communication, the Good Humor Radio Hour features live actors on old-time radio microphones, including live sound effects and music to a selection of dramatic tales. 

The show runs at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at the Butler Institute of American Art. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance by calling the University Theatre Box Office at 330-941-3105.

Local YSU students performing are Katie Gennaro of Lowellville, Aaron Graneto of Canfield, Michael Houy, David Leach, David Robich and Kira Walker, all of Youngstown.

The shows are:

  • “Ghost Hunt.” Mrs. Thorpe is trying to flip a house she owns who no one wants to buy. As a marketing ploy, Realtor Mrs. MacDonald enlists Radio DJ Smiley Smith and parapsychologist Dr. Reed to spend the night in the house to see if it really is haunted and broadcast their experience for the listeners. The results are terrifying when Mrs. Thorpe and Mrs. MacDonald come back the next morning to check on the men and see things have gone terribly wrong.
  • “The Ghost Who Came to Dinner.” Simona Templar has been invited to a dinner party at a house on the outskirts of Youngstown, and has hired Louie to drive her out there. They become detective partners, of sorts, when they end up stumbling upon a murder in the spooky ouse. The question is, was the murderer a human or a ghost?
  • “The Dark.” A doctor and paramedic are called to a house to help someone who has been hurt on a seemingly routine night at work However, once they get inside a house, they discover horrors no one could have imagined. The question is, will they be able to get out alive?
  • “Halloween Sound Story.” The sound effects crew and orchestra will take the audience on an auditory ride through a haunted house. The audience will hear various sound effects from the array of characters and creatures that inhabit the house.

Limited free parking is available at the Butler Institute of American Art, or in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. For information, call 330-941-2307.