Proposal follows YSU play performance

The audience at a YSU play was surprised by a marriage proposal after the show

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – On Feb. 23, WYTV 33 News previewed a play at Youngstown State University called “Out of This Furnace,” which was a critical and box office success.

After Saturday night’s curtain call, the sold out audience was surprised with a marriage proposal.

“Well, we have a very special presentation that is going to take place right now,” director Nancy Anderson Wolfgang said.

From back stage came Jacob Taylor, a sophomore psychology major at Kent State University. He headed toward his high school sweetheart, Katie Jerome, a musical theater major at YSU.

“Hi, Katie. Sorry I am not meeting all your requirements. My mom has your nails. I love you, Katie,” Taylor said.

The crowd kind of knew what was coming, which was then confirmed when Taylor reached into his pocket.

He handed the mic to Mark Warchol and Taylor guided them both into position.

Though the proposal was hard to hear, Jerome’s answer was clear: Yes she would marry him.

Afterwards, still in costume, she showed off the ring while getting a kiss.

Jerome is from Westlake and Taylor is from Avon Lake near Cleveland. Jerome had certain requirements that she wanted for the proposal, and as Jacob said, he was sorry he didn’t fulfill them.

As far as his mom having her nails, Jerome wanted her nails done before the proposal and his mom had fake nails waiting for her to put on.

They are looking at June 24, 2017 as a wedding date.

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