YSU Theater’s 2022-23 Season Includes ‘Godspell,’ ‘Antigone’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — University Theatre’s 2022-23 season will include the musical “Godspell,” a modern update of the classical Greek play “Antigone,” and three other productions.

All performances will take place in Ford Theater or Spotlight Theater, which are both on the lower level of Bliss Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus.

Season subscriptions for adults are $50 and are available at www.ysu.edu/theatertickets. Discounts are also available for YSU alumni, Penguin Club and Regional Chamber members; YSU faculty and staff and retirees; and non-YSU students. 

Here is a look at the season:

“The Revolutionists,” Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9. This new play is about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.

“Godspell,” Nov. 11-13 and 18-20. The enduring musical in which a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell parables through a variety of storytelling techniques and many beloved songs, “Day by Day.”

“The Last Five Years,” Feb. 16-19. Performed in collaboration with the Dana School of Music, this modern musical chronicles the five-year life of a marriage simultaneously from beginning to end, and end to beginning.

“Antigone,” March 31-April 2 and April 7-9. Based on the ancient play by Sophocles, this version was first performed in Paris in 1944, during the Nazi occupation. Produced under Nazi censorship, the play is purposefully ambiguous with regard to the rejection of authority and the acceptance of it, but the parallels to the French Resistance and the Nazi occupation are clear.

Pictured: The ensemble from University Theatre’s February production of “The Music Man.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.