Beck Center Opens THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, 10/5


Beck Center for the Arts presents the comedy The Little Dog Laughed, October 5 through November 11, 2012 in the Studio Theater. There is no performance on Saturday, November 10. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale.

Directed by Scott Plate, The Little Dog Laughed features equity actors Laura Perrotta as the tough-as-nails Hollywood agent Diane and Phil Carroll as Mitchell Green, her closeted movie star client. “The Little Dog Laughed takes a sharp, humorous look at what happens to you when we live too fast in a world where image is everything” said Plate. “How do we reconcile what we think the world expects from us with what our heart really wants?”

Written by one of Broadways most masterful storytellers, Douglas Carter Bean, The Little Dog Laughed was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award for Best Play and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre. This fast-paced farce is an examination of the scandalous world of Hollywood celebrities that follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit it big if it weren't for one persistent problem. His hard-driving Hollywood agent can't seem to keep him in the closet. Will the leading man’s career be derailed before it gets started with what his agent describes as Mitchell's "slight recurring case of homosexuality”? Don’t miss what the NY Times called “Devastatingly funny, with dizzy, irresistible writing that brings down the house." This production contains adult language and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences ages 17 and older.

Tickets for The Little Dog Laughed are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (65 and older), and $15 for students (with valid ID). An additional $3 service fee per ticket is applied at the time of purchase. Preview Night on Thursday, October 4 is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of 13 or more. Purchase tickets online at or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. 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 The Little Dog Laughed is sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

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