Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic

The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, OH has a long history through the decades. It’s served the community in times of war, recession, renovations, and now the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the past year of social distancing and remote learning, the faculty and staff of this west-side arts mecca has continued to offerContinue reading “Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic”

KING LEAR a tale of madness, deception at Beck Center

Family tragedy explodes across a looming stage in the Studio Theatre as the Beck Center for the Arts presents William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, running now through June 30, 2019. For those not familiar with the story: an aging Lear (played by Robert Hawkes) decides to split up his lands amongst his three daughters: Regan (playedContinue reading “KING LEAR a tale of madness, deception at Beck Center”

VIRGINIA WOOLF at Beck Center is a savage game of illusion

John-Paul Sartre writes that “Hell is other people,” and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a potent example of how humans torment each other. The Beck Center for the Arts production of this warped little gem is as delightful as it is horrifying. It’s final weekend in the Studio Theatre now complete, Who’s AfraidContinue reading “VIRGINIA WOOLF at Beck Center is a savage game of illusion”

BENT is moving and relentless at Beck Center

A triangle seems like such an innocuous thing, yet this simple, 3-sided shape carved the destinies of thousands in Hitler’s Germany during and after the Night of Long Knives. BENT tells the chilling story of how gays struggle during this time, and how a simple triangle is a dangerous mark. Playing now at the BeckContinue reading “BENT is moving and relentless at Beck Center”