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Photo Flash: First Look at THE PITMEN PAINTERS at Beck Center

Beck Center for the Arts presents THE PITMEN PAINTERS, a new play from the Tony Award-winning writer of "Billy Elliot", Lee Hall, inspired by a book by William Feaver. Directed by Sarah May, the production runs now through July 7, 2013 at the Studio Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Heralded in London's West End and on Broadway, this new play by the Tony Award-winning writer of Billy Elliot is based on a triumphant true story. In 1934, a group of miners in Northern England take an art appreciation class and begin experimenting with painting. They soon build an astonishing body of work that makes them the unlikeliest of art-world sensations. The Pitmen Painters is richly funny, deeply moving and continuously entertaining as it examines the lives of a group of ordinary men who do extraordinary things.

The Pitmen Painters runs May 31 through July 7, 2013 in the Studio Theater. Show times are 8 pm Fridays & Saturdays and 3 pm Sundays. The Pitmen Painters contains brief nudity and use of stage fog. This production of The Pitmen Painters is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York and is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional Theater Productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for special needs students, and free gallery exhibits featuring regional and International Artists.

*Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $25 for seniors (65 and older) with an additional $3 service fee per ticket applied at time of purchase. Student tickets are $15 with valid I.D. (includes service fee). Group discounts are available for parties of 13 or more. Purchase tickets online at or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.

Photo Credit: Kathy Sandham

Patrick Carroll (seated), Dana Hart*, Brett Radke, Bob Goddard (seated), John Busser, and Christopher M. Bohan*

Christopher M. Bohan*, Dana Hart*, Mary Alice Beck, and Patrick Carroll

John Busser, Brett Radke, Dana Hart*, and Patrick Carroll; Front row (seated), from left to right, Christopher M. Bohan*, Mary Alice Beck and Bob Goddard

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