MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged:’ Meteor Shower, Beck Center Premieres Steve Martin’s Dazzling Comedy!


Beck Center For The Arts, Posted April 8th 2022

Beck Center for the Arts is ecstatic to announce the regional premiere of Steve
Martin’s Meteor Shower. Written by actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer,
musician, and Renaissance Man Steve Martin, this wild and crazy play pulls back the curtain on two
married couples and the extreme transformation they experience when the sky is the limit. You’ll have a
burning desire to find out what happens next.

Unexpectedly fresh and stamped with Martin’s trademark wit, Meteor Shower began at the Old Globe
Theatre in San Diego in 2016 and premiered on Broadway in 2017. Meteor Shower starred Keegan-
Michael Key, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Shamos, and Amy Schumer, who was nominated for a Tony
Award for her role. Meteor Shower was met with high praise. Deadline calls it “one of the funniest, and
wildest, games of social and sexual one-upsmanship,” and Towleroad states, “Martin, a genius
comedian himself, whips up a gleeful pastiche of tropes recognizable to fans of his ‘90s heyday.”

Beck Center Artistic Director Scott Spence says: “Steve Martin is not only a “wild and crazy guy” but
also a wild and crazy playwright! On the surface of his plays things look normal enough, but he loves
nothing more than to mess with both time and space, and on top of that, toss in the wildly improbable.
He is always the master of the unexpected, and that’s one of the many reasons I love working on his
plays. Oh yeah…and he’s just flat-out funny too!”
Beck Center’s production of Meteor Shower stars Lara Mielcarek* as Corky, Abraham Adams* as
Norm, Leilani Barrett* as Gerald, and Leslie Andrews as Laura. (* Denotes Member of Actor’s Equity
Association.) Set design is Cameron Michalak, costume design by Inda Blatch-Geib, sound design by
Angie Hayes, lighting and projection design by Tim Chrisman, and stage management by Jamie


This limited engagement of Meteor Shower runs April 1 to May 1, 2022 in the Studio Theater as part of
the Professional Theater Season. Buy early and save with promotional code STARS to receive $5 off
each adult/senior ticket purchased by March 25. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,
and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $10 Smart Seats ® to $34 each. Group and student
discounts are available. Group and student discounts are available at 216-521-2540 x10. Tickets are
on sale now. Preview performance is Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm, before press opening night on
Friday, April 1, 2022.

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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 or call Beck
Center Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10.

This production of Meteor Shower is presented through special arrangement Samuel French, Inc and
Concord Theatricals. 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 disabilities, free gallery exhibits year-round, and outreach education programming.