Medea opens in Ford Theater

YSU students Daniel Paul Temelkoff, Connor Bezeredi and Courtney Auman act out a scene from Medea.

From the left are YSU students Daniel Paul Temelkoff, Connor Bezeredi and Courtney Auman in a scene from Medea.

University Theater presents the main stage performance of the Euripides tragedy Medea opening Thursday, Feb. 23.

Performances in Ford Theater are Feb. 23, 24, 25 and 26 and March 2, 3 and 4. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. All seats are reserved. Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets early by calling 330-941-3105. Ticket prices are free for YSU students with ID; $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, YSU faculty and staff and high school and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni.  Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.

An Opening Night Dinner Buffet is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the University Theater Box Office Lobby in Bliss Hall. A package price of $20 includes dinner and a ticket for the performance. The dinner price for season ticket holders is $15. Reservations and payment must be made with credit card via the University Theater Box Office, 330-941-3105. Only paid reservations will be accepted; no walk-ins can be accommodated. Reservations are limited to 80.

Alpha Psi Omega, the honorary dramatics fraternity, will sponsor its annual High School Drama Day Thursday, March 1 in Bliss Hall. Students will participate in a variety of workshops, culminating in a matinee performance of “Medea.” The cost is $7 per student and includes the workshops, the matinee and lunch. High school drama directors are encouraged to call 330-941-3810 or email Jenny Young at for more information.