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Valley native Pendleton to speak at YSU

Youngstown State University’s Cliffe College of Creative Arts presents “An Evening with Austin Pendleton” Feb. 10 at Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater.

The event will benefit Trumbull New Theatre, an organization that Pendleton’s mother, Frances, helped start and one he’s supported as an actor, director and patron.

Pendleton was born and raised in Warren. He graduated from University School in Shaker Heights and from Yale University in 1961.

He originated the role of Motel the Tailor in “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway and has appeared in such shows as “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Grand Hotel.” He returns to Broadway this spring in Tracy Letts’ play “The Minutes.”

Pendleton was nominated for a Tony Award for directing Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton in “The Little Foxes,” and he is the recipient of a special Drama Desk Award as “a Renaissance man of the American theatre.”

He also has more than 150 film and television credits. He’s appeared in such films as “Catch-22,” “What’s Up Doc?,” “The Front Page” and “A Beautiful Mind” and had recurring roles in the series “Oz” and “Homicide: Life on the Streets.”

Tickets for the 7 p.m. program are $20. Seating is general admission, and tickets are available online at www.ysu.tix.com and by calling the University Theatre box office at 330-941-3105.

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