Becky Shaw

AMSTERDAM run - 2018

Written by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Mark Winstanley
 

The hit comedy about romantic errors & bad manners


When Suzanna sets up her step-brother Max on a blind date with her husband’s co-worker Becky Shaw, she puts into motion a series of disastrous events that forever change all of their lives. the evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn...

from the moment becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking max, it's clear the evening won't go to plan. in the immediate aftermath, becky becomes an object of devotion for her co-worker andrew, who appears to have a fetish for vulnerable women. in turn andrew's wife suzanna turns to max for comfort, and their mutual desire begins to resurface. Soon 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.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Becky Shaw is a savvy, sharp comedy of bad manners, tangled love, sex and ethics among a group of men and women in their thirties. 

The play keeps audiences on the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next. You’ll laugh out loud and then argue about the “good guys” all the way home.

 

For this production, Actors Anonymous is joined by Polly Perkins in the role of Susan Slater.