Broadway & Film Star Austin Pendleton Stars In GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS At Beck Center

Beck Center for the Arts is ecstatic to announce Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, The Muppet Movie, Finding Nemo, and Actors' Equity Association member/AEA), will play the role of Shelley "The Machine" Levene in Beck Center for the Arts' production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. William Roudebush, a former Artistic Director of Beck Center directs this production of Glengarry Glen Ross, 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner and 2005 Tony Award Winner for Revival Play. The New York Times states, "'Glengarry' was built for speed. Much of the beauty of this play comes from its revved-up rhythms."

In addition to Mr. Pendleton, this production boasts a stellar line-up of regional talent including Andrew Gorell (AEA, graduate of Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA in Acting Program), Brian Pedaci (Act of God, King Lear at Beck Center for the Arts), Chris Damico, Chris Bohan (AEA), Stuart Hoffman, and John Busser (the long-running Flanagan's Wake). With scenic design by Cheri DeVol (Texas State University), lighting design by Trad A. Burns, costume design by Inda Blatch-Geib, and sound design by Carlton Guc and Angie Hayes, this piece to life on the Mackey Theater stage.

Set in New York City, an office of real estate salesmen finds out some of them will lose their jobs by the end of the week if they don't hit the desired sales numbers. Glengarry Glen Ross, stands strong today, showing us where capitalism is a battle of toxic masculinity you suit up for every day while imbibing a Red Bull with a side of comic bluster.

This limited engagement of Glengarry Glen Ross runs September 13 to October 6, 2019 in the Mackey Theater as part of the 86th Professional Theater Season. Buy early and save with promotional code GLEN to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by September 12. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $10 Smart Seats to $33 each. Group and student discounts are available. Tickets are on sale now. Preview performance is Thursday, September 12, before press opening night on Friday, September 13, 2019.

David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross contains an extraordinary amount of profanity used by these characters. It could definitely be rated "R for explicit language." Please be forewarned! This show is not suitable for children, or anyone squeamish about "bad" language.

While in Northeast Ohio Mr. Roudebush is offering a special opportunity for local actors--a six week course based on his acclaimed book Acting By Mistake, starting Monday August 5th. Tuition is $300 for the session. This class is offered in NYC for $600. Beck Center is pleased to bring it to Northeast Ohio at a 50% discount, making the course $300 per participant. Class size is limited to 9 students for maximum hands-on experience. Beck guest artist and Broadway / film star Austin Pendleton will appear as a special class guest on occasions throughout the six week session. Please contact Artistic Director Scott Spence at scotts@beckcenter.org for further instructions or information. To enroll, please visit beckcenter.org.

Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available. For more information visit beckcenter.org or call Beck Center Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10.

This production of Glengarry Glen Ross is presented through special arrangement Samuel French, Inc. Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions on two stages, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, creative arts therapies for individuals with special needs, free gallery exhibits year-round, and outreach education programming.



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