Artist Doug Berky presents 'Kairos' at Church of the Saviour

Doug Berky and masks. Photo courtesy Church of the Saviour.

Acclaimed mask and movement artist Doug Berky will appear on Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights. The free performance, titled "Kairos" (ki' ros, meaning "the hour"), is an impressionist portrayal of the life of Jesus Christ told through large stylized masks, movement and story.

Berky uses nearly two decades of experience to astound audiences worldwide with performances that transcend age, race and culture. A master of mime and improvisation, clowning and suspense, Berky sweeps his audience along with fanciful portrayals of personalities and familiar emotions.

In "Kairos," Berky takes his audience on a journey to the first century, when a baby was born into a hostile world that was seeking a messiah. The child became one of the most remarkable people in history. The production uses symbolic images to help the audience understand the Gospel story, its context, and popular cultural assumptions. This event is sponsored by Arts in the Cathedral and is open to all. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Church of the Saviour is located at 2537 Lee Road, one block north of Fairmount Boulevard. The church has plenty of free parking and is handicapped-accessible.

Loretta Dahlstrom

Loretta Dahlstrom is the administrative assistant at Church of the Saviour.

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