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
Actors Bridge Ensemble
We are a training program for new and seasoned actors.
We are a theatre company dedicated to telling the stories that need to be told in Nashville.
We are committed to taking big risks for the reward of authenticity on stage and in life.
We are in love with broadening what is considered theater in our community.
We are people who help others find their voice and speak their truths.
We believe in theater’s power to heal us in a thousand places we may not have realized needed healing.
We believe that the theater is a sacred calling: we make a promise to our community to stay emotionally connected in a world that praises going numb. We promise to feel and remind our audiences how good feeling can be.
We believe in the ensemble principle. The person you see on stage in one show you will likely see behind the light board in the next. The person selling tickets may also be a budding new playwright. Your usher is likely an aspiring actor.
Our mission is tell the stories that matter to Nashville as we train theater artists, produce socially conscious plays, create new work, expand what counts as theater in our community, and help artists and audiences find their authentic voice and speak easy on stage and in life.
Phone Number: 615-498-4077. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio location: Darkhorse Chapel, 4610 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
We perform at the Darkhorse and at Belmont University's Troutt Theater Complex, where we are the professional theater in residence.