BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo
"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 lastdeftly plotted, scabrous and sharp-wittedOne of the great pleasures of BECKY SHAW is the way the moral ground keeps shifting underneath your feet." The New York Times
The Play: In Gina Gionfriddo's BECKY SHAW, a newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife's best friend meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.
The Playwright: Gina Gionfriddo was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for BECKY SHAW, which had its world premiere at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and its New York premiere Off Broadway at Second Stage. Her other plays include AFTER ASHLEY, U.S. DRAG, GUINEVERE, and the one-acts SQUALOR and AMERICA'S GOT TRAGEDY. Ms. Gionfriddo has received an Obie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Outer Critics Circle Award, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg citation. She has also written for the television dramas "Boardwalk Empire", "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Cold Case" and "The Borgias." She has contributed essays on rock music to the literary journal, The Believer, and short fiction to Canteen. Gina attended the MFA Playwriting Program at Brown. She has taught writing at Brown, Providence College, and Rhode Island College.
The Cast: Leah Spillman, Max Hartman, Michael Federico, Jenny Ledel and Cindy Beall
Please note: This production contains adult language.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (View)
3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|