Clarion University Theatre will present “Becky’s New Car” Feb. 28 through March 4 in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1-3, and 2 p.m. March 4.
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage — with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night, a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life, and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. "Becky's New Car," a play by Steven Dietz, is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
Betsy Novotny of Homestead stars as Becky Foster. Additional cast members are: Daniel LaMond of North Beach, Md., as Joe Foster, Becky's hard-working, blue collar husband; Kevin Bradley of Shippenville as their son Chris Foster, a psychology student who lives at home; Philip Rocco of Monroeville as Walter Flood, an eccentric, widowed multi-millionaire; Kylie Judy of Franklin as Walter's daughter Kensington (Kenni) Flood; Justin Baumgarten of Philipsburg as Steve, a neurotic co-worker of Becky's; and Rachel Mason of Burgettstown as Ginger, friend and neighbor of Walter's. Tree Zuzzio of Camp Hill and Kristin Schrecengost of Kersey are understudies.
Crew members are: Abigail Stone-Huchko of Burgettstown, stage manager; Lindsay V. Smelcer of Bensalem, assistant stage manager; Thomas Feather of Windber, set design; Zachary Rupp of Nottingham, Md., lighting design; Courtney Chaplin of McMurray, costume design; Tori Heckert of Red Lion, properties design; and Benjamon Fye of Woodland, sound design.
Robert Bullington, assistant professor of theatre, is director.
Tickets are $12 for adults, free for students with valid ID. This show is not suitable for children younger than 14. For tickets visit www.clarionuniversitytickets.com or call 814-393-ARTS.