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University Theatre Opens Fall Season with Virtual Performance of ‘The Glass Menagerie’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s University Theatre opens its first mainstage performance of fall semester on at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 with Tennessee Williams’ play, “The Glass Menagerie,” directed by Matthew Mazuroski.

Additional performances are 2 p.m. at Sept. 26 and 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The production will be available at https://www.showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity  at the above times, where tickets may also be purchased.

Ticket prices are general admission, single viewer $10; general admission, group viewing/watch party $25; YSU student and YSU faculty & staff free with inclusion of Banner ID.

“In these days of COVID, the creative team and I are breaking new ground to deliver a high quality theatre experience using streaming technology,” said Mazuroski, “By adapting this traditional theater experience into a more filmic experience, we are recording the work of the actors, designers, and crew that allows us to continue our educational mission in a robust and rewarding way – one I strongly believe that our audiences will thoroughly enjoy!”

The cast includes Nate Montgomery (Columbiana) senior, BFA in theater; Elise Vargo (Westerville) sophomore, BFA in theater/musical theater; and Mitchell Sharp (Beloit) sophomore, BFA in Theater.

Guest artist Molly Galano, veteran regional community theater actor, will perform the role of Amanda Wingfield. Galano came to Ohio from Jackson, Wy., in 1999. Since then, she has performed at the Youngstown Playhouse, the New Castle Playhouse, The Oakland Center for the Arts, The Rust Belt Theater and other venues. She has performed in two other University Theatre productions – “The Spitfire Grill” (2014) and “Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike” (2016).

“It is a great honor to be a part of ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ under the direction of Matthew Mazuroski and alongside such talented actors,” said Galano.

Technical staff includes scenic designer Todd Dicken, production manager and technical director Ryan Fitzpatrick, sound designer Johnny Pecano, sound mixer Thomas DeLuca, sound engineer Ryan Donchess, costume, wig and makeup designer Katherine N. Garlick, properties designer Wendy Akers, lighting designer Nic Wix, video editors Ryan Donchess and Miles Garrett, and videographers Matthew Mazuroski and Miles Garrett.

More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330 727 7514.

Posted Sept. 14, 2020.

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