University Theatre to Open With ‘The Revolutionists’

YOUNGSTOWN – University Theatre will open its 2022-23 season with “The Revolutionists,” by Lauren Gunderson, on Friday, Sept. 30.

The show will run for six performances over two consecutive weekends in Youngstown State University’s Ford Theater in Bliss Hall. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. All seats are general admission.

Directed by Matthew Mazuroski, the play is set in Paris 1793 during the social and political angst of the French Revolution. The plot brings three historic women, Olympe De Gouge, Charlotte Corday and Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle, to write a play within a play about women’s rights. The struggle thickens as they try to complete the play before their own beheading. 

Joe Carucci, director of the Dana School of Music and University Theatre, said the play “will lead the audience on a journey of social and political controversy, where we contemplate the roles of violence, legacy, art, activism, feminism and terrorism – topics that continue to be controversial today.” 

The cast includes Meganne Evans (Olympe de Gouges), Grayson McCrory (Marianne Angelle), Elise Vargo (Charlotte Corday), and Amberlynn Zuccarell (Marie Antoinette). Technical staff includes costume design by Katherine Garlick and set design by Todd Dicken. Ryan Fitzpatrick serves as the production manager and technical director.   

Adult tickets are $16. Special rate tickets are $8 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, YSU alums, senior citizens, Penguin Club members, and groups of eight or more. YSU student tickets are free with a valid ID.

To purchase in advance, call 330 941 3105 or go to Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office.

Pictured at top: The cast of “The Revolutionists” includes Grayson McCrory, Meganne Evans and Elise Vargo.  Not pictured: Amberlynn Zuccarell.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.