"The Young Man from Atlanta" arrives at Beck Center

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "The Young Man from Atlanta", May 29 through June 28, in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: ATLANTA to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by May 28.

"The Young Man from Atlanta"comes from Horton Foote, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Tender Mercies". The story begins as a Texas couple attempts to make sense of the death of their son and complications arise when the man their son had been “rooming with” in Atlanta arrives.  This beautifully wrought story explores grief, faith, sexual orientation, race relations, and the American dream.

Beck Center welcomes back Eric Schmiedl. “There are no entirely good characters and no entirely bad ones in this play,” commented Schmiedl. “Rather, it is filled with real people trying desperately to do the best they can.” Starring Dudley Swetland and Anne McEvoy, this production features a cast of nine talented actors. Swetland and Tina Stump appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association. “This production is filled with tough questions, complex characters, and talented artists. It is a combination for theatrical fireworks and a wonderful dramatic experience.”

Tickets are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students. Preview night on Thursday, May 28, is $10 for general admission seating. Group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org or call customer service at 216-521-2540, x10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator for the Beck Center.

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