BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The smash hit comedy about romantic errors and bad manners
When Suzanna (Evelyn O'Neal Brush) sets up her best friend Max (Nathaniel McIntyre) on a blind date with her husband Andrew's (Eric D. Pasto-Crosby) co-worker Becky Shaw (Jennifer Richmond), she puts into motion a series of cataclysmic events that forever change all of their lives. Like the Victorian upstart Becky Sharp, this modern Becky is unsure, overdressed and socially ambitious. But she’s no shrinking violet, as the silkily cynical Max soon learns. Suzanna's mother, Susan, (Debbie Kraski) rounds out the cast with her own concerns for her future and budding new romance.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist and an Off-Broadway hit, Becky Shaw is a savvy, sharp comedy of romantic errors that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next.
“Tantalizing…delightfully tart…You laugh a lot…[It] can leave you debating its emotional center long after the action is over…gripping” — Washington Post
Blithely cynical and devastatingly funny…witty observations on the emotional damage inflicted by neurotic people in the name of love…Gionfriddo is some kind of genius." —Variety
"Gina Gionfriddo's comedy of bad manners, a tangled tale of love, sex and ethics among a quartet of men and women in their thirties, is as engrossing as it is ferociously funny, like a big box of fireworks fizzing and crackling across the stage from its first moments to its last… One of the great pleasures of BECKY SHAW is the way the moral ground keeps shifting underneath your feet." —NY Times