Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

September 02, 2017

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly improv show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

September 06, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Arborophilia, or The Chopping Block

A Fantasia in Two Acts by Jacob Appel

September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

A solidly Democratic New York City matriarch finds herself losing control when her elder daughter falls in love with a Republican as her younger daughter falls for…a poplar tree in the adjacent vacant lot. The modern world is examined with all the absurdities of its various jury duties, anthropologies, and title searches exposed.

Plan B Comedy

A Sketch Show!

September 23, 2017

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly sketch show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Choose Your Own Ending: A Cabaret

No two shows will be the same!

September 29, 2017 to November 04, 2017

All shows are at 7:30pm

The Z’s brand of New Your City “downtown” cabaret debuts this fall with an audience-participation twist. Throughout the evening, you have a hand in picking which songs will be sung as different performers take turns breaking the fourth wall and putting their own spin on classics old and new. No two shows will be the same!

Performances run:

September 29 & 30

October 12 & 13

November 3 & 4

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

October 04, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

October 14, 2017

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly improv comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

October 18, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Moonshiner

A Musical Fabulism by Bart Kuebler

October 27, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

An up-and-coming Chicago cabaret singer pays a visit to a washed-up private eye in the closing days of October, 1952, and sets in motion a runaway train of discoveries, admissions, and revelations that arrives at a surprising destination.

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

November 01, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Plan B Comedy

An Improv Show!

November 11, 2017

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy returns to the Z with their monthly improv comedy show. We love these guys and you will too. Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy.

Plan B Jam

Free Improv Jam

November 15, 2017

Wednesday at 8pm

The bi-weekly Improv JAM at the Z continues with Plan B Comedy!! It’s FREE and anyone can perform as long as they throw their names in the hat! The “wheel of improv” will be in charge of picking the games and fate will take care of the rest. We love artists of all ages, but this event for the 18+ crowd.

Holidivas

A Holiday Cabaret

December 14, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

The Z’s annual end-of-year holiday show featuring a diverse collection of divas returns for one weekend only! Celebrate the magic of the holidays with songs both old and new sung by some very talented divas! Put on your best holiday garb or ugliest sweater and watch these Holidivas sweet talk you, serenade you, touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. The perfect show during this cheery, frustrating, festive and chaotic time of year.

Grotesquerie Lake

A New Musical by James Rubio

January 12, 2018 to January 14, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

When the carnival comes to Youngstown in the summer of 1976, recent high school graduate and aspiring amateur magician Frank gets drawn into the enchanted world behind the curtains. His skill in the shooting galleries makes him a hero to the barkers, carnies, and townspeople as it simultaneously makes him a marked man in the eyes of the wizard behind the carnival’s trickery.

Sex on Broadway

A Valentine's Cabaret

February 14, 2018 to February 17, 2018

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Broadway stage is no stranger to drama, comedy, or sex- and often all three at once! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Z with an evening of torch songs, romance, and ribaldry. Our funny, touching, and sexy Valentine card arrives again at the Z for Valentine’s day and the following weekend.

The Green Fields of Americay

A NEW Cabaret

March 16, 2018 to March 23, 2018

All shows are at 7:30pm

A new, specially-written revue-style cabaret re-telling the story of an Irish immigrant couple and their journey from Cork to New York. The ship docks at the Z just in time for St. Patrick’s day!

Performances Run:

March 16 & 17

March 22 & 23

New Theatrical Work

By Meredith Noel

April 06, 2018 to April 08, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm

The Z’s emerging artist for 2017-2018 creates a new theatrical work in conjunction with an exhibit of artist Inka Essenhigh’s works at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach.

The Orange Ave Project

By Connor Norton

May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

This new theater work, created as part of a year-long partnership between the Z and local writer Connor Norton, documents a community’s reaction to the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando in June of 2016.