We Specialize in Comedy - Drama - Tragedy -
From the Victorian Era to Present - Family Live Entertainment
The Victorian Players affords Youngstown area residents the opportunity to see plays that are not usually produced locally. Our audiences also have had the unique opportunity to see first productions of original works by our founder and first director, Jean McClure Kelty, and other local authors.
The original plan was to do only plays written by authors, mostly British, who lived at the time of Queen Victoria from her accession in1837 to her death in 1901. We soon discovered that this restriction would be too limiting and branched out to include many other works both British and American, but we have stayed within the spirit of the Victorian theater. We choose plays which include Victorian "values," and most of our plays we publicize as "family entertainment." Wherever we feel the plays are not suitable for children because the theme is beyond or would not appeal to them, we state that fact in the publicity. We do abide by one rule: No obscenity, No hard profanity, and no violence on stage.
Photo by Jack Pearce