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A Great Wilderness

March 3, 2017 8:00PM  to  April 9, 2017 3:00PM

Show times 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays
Studio Theater

A Great Wilderness Samuel D. Hunter Beck Center

  • Written by Samuel D. Hunter (2014 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient)
  • Directed by Scott Spence
  • Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • Use code NATURE and save $2 off Adult/Senior tickets.
  • Student tickets only $15 with valid ID

REGIONAL PREMIERE! After decades as the gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat that endeavors to "cure" gay teens, Walt is packing up his life and preparing for a reluctant retirement. But when his final client quietly disappears into the remote Idaho wilderness, Walt discovers his previously unwavering moral compass may no longer point the way. With profound humanity and subtlety, A Great Wilderness navigates complex moral terrain, exploring the shifting motives and inconstant strength of our personal convictions. Strong content.

"EXCELLENT...Beck’s production is OUTSTANDING" – COOL Cleveland

PERFECTLY CAST…a thinking person's play that will open up dialogue” - Talkin' Broadway

GRATIFYING...a wonderfully textured performance” – The New York Times

WORTH THE TREK…strengthens its hold on you bit by unpredictable bit” – Boston Globe

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Photo_1_Daniel_Walt    Photo_3_Abby_Eunice_Walt    Photo_5_Eunice_Walt

Photo Credit: Andy Dudik

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The Dresser Canceled



Due to extenuating circumstances, we are unable to present the previously scheduled production of The Dresser.

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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.

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