Honoring Arthur J. Beer’s career in theatre

Professor Arthur J. Beer in Ebenezer

Professor of Performing Arts Arthur J. Beer retired this past year and in honor of his career, the Department of Performing Arts and Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will host a special celebration on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Marlene Boll Theatre in Detroit. This event will feature a strolling reception and roast of Beer.

In addition, students, friends and colleagues can express their gratitude to Beer by sending letters and videos. Offer a memory of your time with him or give him a piece of your mind. Interested individuals may submit videos and letters to theatre@udmercy.edu. Some recordings and letters may be read during the roast at the discretion of the Department of Performing Arts.

The deadline to RSVP for this special event is Sunday, Dec. 1.

Beer will also perform in his last production with Detroit Mercy Theatre Company, “Ebenezer,” from Dec. 5-8.

“Ebenezer” synopsis:

It has been 15 years since the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future intervened in Ebenezer Scrooge’s life. Now renowned for his philanthropy, generous spirit and selflessness, his heart yearns to continue spreading joy even as those same Christmas spirits beckon at him. Joined by two companions – Miss Poole and Tim Cratchit – the hour of midnight approaches as Scrooge sets in motion his final charitable deed. “Ebenezer,” by Detroit-based playwright Joseph Zettelmaier, will surely remind you the spirit of Christmas is a time of wonder you can bring to life every day!

This play is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Papa.

For tickets and more information, visit DetroitMercyArts.com.

Banner image for upcoming production of Ebenezer