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Beck Center presents the enthralling ‘night, Mother

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The Beck Center for the Arts will be presenting Marsha Norman’s drama ‘night, Mother in the Studio Theater on March 21 through May 4, 2014. Show times will be 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. Sundays. There will be no performances on April 18th through 20th.

‘night, Mother was nominated for four Tony Awards and was the winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show explores the final hours of a woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. The Beck Center production is Directed by Scott Plate.

The play tells the story of Jessie, a woman suffering from epilepsy who while in her 40’s decides to prepare for her own death while her mother desperately tries to stop her.

“With humor, wisdom and keen insight, night, Mother celebrates the glory of the commonplace,” remarks Plate. “Two seemingly ordinary women, mother and daughter, come to grips with the value of their own lives, and express what many of us have felt at one time or another: why am I here?”

‘night, Mother stars the grand dame of Cleveland theater Dorothy Silver who stars as Thelma with Laura Perrotta taking on the role of Jessie. Perrotta returns to Beck Center after being named “Best Actress in a Non-Musical” in 2012 by the Cleveland Critics Circle for her role as the cunning Hollywood agent Diane in The Little Dog Laughed. Perrotta appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers.

Tickets for ‘night, Mother are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students (with valid ID). An additional $3 service fee per ticket is applied at the time of purchase. Preview Night on Thursday, March 20, is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of 13 or more.

Purchase tickets online atbeckcenter.org or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.

Beck Center’s production of ‘night, Mother is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council and the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater on two stages, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies, and gallery exhibits featuring local, regional and international artists. For more information about Beck Center, visit beckcenter.org.

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