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Dear Playhouse Patron,


I hope this letter finds all of you well during these difficult times. Due to the Governor's order limiting mass gatherings, we have decided to cancel our remaining 2019-2020 Season. Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of our staff, our Youngstown Playhouse theatre-goers and the hundreds of people who volunteer at the Playhouse, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated theatre lovers. We will continue to monitor government restrictions and will advise ticket holders as soon as we know what those restrictions may be. 


To our audiences: We miss you! If you still have seats remaining on your current Flex Pass, don’t worry. They will automatically be honored for next season's shows. Please visit our Facebook page for continued updates and stay tuned for some exciting forthcoming season plans.


To our performers: I know you miss the stage. Stay active on social media. Continue to hone your craft. Entertainment is vital. Especially during a pandemic.  


As a non-profit, we count on you to survive. Right now, we want you all to survive. As a Board, we are focusing on growing all areas of contributed revenue to emerge from this period stronger than ever before. We are going to do whatever it takes to keep art alive in Youngstown. I hope you will do the same. Please consider helping us through this challenging time by making a gift today.


We join with artists, theatre professionals, and fans worldwide, in looking forward to the time when we can once again experience live theatre together. Please stay safe. Stay healthy.   

Dr. John Cox


Dr. John Cox 
Board President








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