The Community NYC presents their first theatrical show, a dark comedy about a newlywed couple who fixes up two romantically challenged friends, that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep. More…
When Suzanna decides to set her best friend Max up on a blind date with her husband's mysterious co-worker, Becky Shaw, she sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events forever changing all of their lives. An evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, and crisis and comedy ensue. Mixing sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller, 'Becky Shaw' is a comedy of romantic errors that keeps audiences at the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next.
"'Becky Shaw' is a mind-boggling play that makes you reconsider relationships, goodness, and class, even though the plot may leave your head spinning. The production is also well worth seeing to meet the new Community NYC company, and to see how this delightful colony of Meisner-trained artists navigates these complicated characters. Elena Kritter provides smart direction, with informative pantomimes in each transition that illuminate characters' states immediately before and after each scene." Full Review
"'Becky Shaw' fairly burst with plot lines, making for an interesting night of theatre...Director Elena Kritter faces a daunting challenge of telling so many stories in a small space. She handles this with aplomb. One feels her assured directorial hand as she allows the actors to follow their own rhythms yet also keeps the swirling plot lines pretty well focused. A play that could stall at many turns moves forward only with the occasional drop in energy," Full Review
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