Mansfield Playhouse using COVID-19 downtime to renovate historic theater

It's been four months since the last live performance at the Mansfield Playhouse, and another theater season sits in limbo thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Richland, the scenario has created uncertain times for theater and entertainment venues across the state, an uncertainty that began nearly a year ago. Long-time local community theater leaders Doug and Tammy Wertz are taking advantage of the unusual downtime to improve the 95 E. Third St. facility that has been home to the Mansfield Playhouse for almost 54 years.