This week on L.A. Theatre Works, it’s Becky Shaw, a dark comedy by Gina Gionfriddo. The plot: Suzanna sets up Max, her best friend, on a blind date with her husband’s co-worker, the mysterious Becky Shaw. What follows is a series of cataclysmic events that forever changes all their lives. Mixing sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller, Becky Shaw is a comedy of romantic errors – and a Pulitzer Prize finalist – that will keep audiences guessing. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Emily Bergl as Suzanna Slater; Matt Letscher as Andrew Porter; Marsha Mason as Susan Slater; Mandy Siegfried as Becky Shaw; Josh Stamberg as Max Garrett. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February, 2011.
About the playwright:
Gina Gionfriddo is an American writer whose plays include After Ashley, U.S Drag, Squalor and America’s Got Tragedy. She has won an Obie Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Helen Merrill Prize for Emerging Playwrights, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.