University Theatre announces 2022-23 season

University Theater

A story about French revolutionists, a play originally produced under Nazi censorship, a chronicle of marriage and a popular musical about the parables of Jesus are featured in the 2022-23 season of Youngstown State University Theatre announced earlier this month.

“Our 2022-23 season includes productions that challenge our students to grow and develop within their craft while offering our patrons unique theatre experiences of the highest quality,” said Stephanie Smith, chair of the YSU Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts.  

Season subscriptions for adults are $50, (a discount over the single ticket purchase price of $64) and are available for purchase at Discounts are also available for members of the YSU Alumni Society, Penguin Club and Regional Chamber; YSU faculty and staff and retirees; and non-YSU students. Performances are free for YSU students. 

The season marks the 59th consecutive year of University Theatre, whose mission embraces the study of theatre, dance and film as a form of artistic expression and an instrument of communication that opens windows to the past, present, and future, examines the workings of modern society, enhances the awareness of other cultures and stimulates thinking about moral and ethical issues.
The four mainstage productions in the 2022-23 season hits on all of those themes:

The Revolutionists, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Oct. 7 – 9, a new play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. 

Godspell, Nov. 11-13 and 18-20, in collaboration with the YSU Dana School of Music. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, the popular musical focuses on a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables.

The Last Five Years, Feb. 16- 19, 2023, in collaboration with the YSU Dana School of Music, a modern musical chronicling the five-year life of a marriage.

Antigone, March 31-April 2 and April 7–9, 2023, based on the original play by Sophocles,  first performed in Paris in 1944 during the Nazi occupation. 

More information at 330-941-2307.