Artists Collective Theatre Presents Becky Shaw

Join ACT on a blind date with Becky Shaw this April

Up Next: “Becky Shaw” — a comedic look at love and family written by Gina Gionfriddo which runs for two weekends this April in our home space: the Hunt Memorial Building located at 6 Main Street in downtown Nashua. Performances are at 8pm on Thursday-Saturday April 3-5 and 10-12 with Thursday, April 3 being our pay-what-you-can at the door night and Saturday April 12 including a closing night party.

The NY Times called Becky Shaw “Gina Gionfriddo’s comedy of bad manners, a tangled tale of love, sex and ethics among a quartet of men and women in their 30s, [that] is as engrossing as it is ferociously funny.” Ms. Gionfriddo a writer and producer for Law & Order, received her M.F.A. in playwriting from Brown University and has received an Obie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize which is given to women playwrights to recognize outstanding theatre.

ACT founding member Josiah George directs a five person cast which includes Ben Dick in the role of Max (ACT audiences will remember him as Charlie from All New People ACT’s July show) and Leah Belanger as Susanna, Max’s adoptive sister (she directed Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol). After Susanna’s father dies and she impulsively marries a fellow grad student she met on a ski trip, Max agrees to go on a blind date with a woman named Becky Shaw which ends in them being mugged. The ramifications of that night go on to affect both Max and Susanna. The show is a scathing look at love, money, and how your mother influences it all. Other actors include Andrea Defeo as Susanna’s mother, Christian Masters as Susanna’s new husband and Holly Schaff as Becky Shaw.

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