BECKY'S NEW CAR
By: Stephen Dietz
Directed by: Ron Jones
January 21-February 6 2016 @ Studio 101
Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company continued its 2015-2016 season with Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car, directed by Ron Jones, and featuring Celeste Roberts as Becky.
This disarmingly thoughtful, and at times hilarious, drama tells the story of Becky Foster, a woman caught between middle age, middle management and a middling marriage until one night when a grieving millionaire happens into the car dealership where she works and offers her a chance at a wild ride into a new life. With just the right mix of humor and poignancy to shake off those post-holiday blues, Becky’s New Car takes us on the journey of a second chance at a life well-lived.
In the words of Mark Twain, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Becky’s journey makes us think about our own ‘why’.
Cast: Celeste Roberts, Ryan Kelly, Rod Todd, Justin White, Steve Bullitt, Sara Ho Dunstan, Elizabeth Marshall Black
Designers: Grey Starbird (lights), LA Clevenson (costumes), John Peeples (sound), Shelby Blocker (set)
Stage Manger: Tori Dominguez