Friday, November 22, 2013

Opening: BECKY SHAW at Theatre Conspiracy

"Becky" opens tonight at Theatre Conspiracy. The cast includes Kim Crowe, Mike Breen, Denise Scott, Christopher Brent and Tera Nicole Miller. It is a story about a blind date gone VERY, VERY bad.

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. 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.

Tickets are $20. Call 239-936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Anyone under 30 can get their ticket for just $10, Thursday performances are “buy one get one half off” and Opening Night is “pay what you will.”

Complete press release below.


Pulitzer Prize finalist and Off-Broadway hit BECKY SHAW opens at Theatre Conspiracy Friday, November 22, 8PM

SPECIAL $10 TICKETS FOR ANYONE 30 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER


Theatre Conspiracy is proud to present the comedy BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo opening Friday, November 22 at the Foulds Theatre in the Alliance for the Arts and playing until Sunday, December 15.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and smash hit, BECKY SHAW is the latest comedy from Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo (writer/producer of "Law & Order"). BECKY SHAW originated at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY, and won rave reviews when it ran off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre.

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. 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.

Individual tickets are $20 each, and there are several special offers. Anyone under 30 can get their ticket for just $10, Thursday performances are “buy one get one half off” and Opening Night is “pay what you will.” There is still time to purchase a 4 show season subscription. Purchase all 4 shows for the low price of just $60! Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM with one Sunday matinee on December 15 at 2PM. Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracy’s box office at 239-936-3239 or by visiting www.theatreconspiracy.org.

Obie Award-winning American playwright and television writer Gina Gionfriddo, proclaimed by Variety as “some kind of genius,” graduated from Barnard College in addition to completing Brown University’s MFA playwriting program. During her time at Brown, she studied under the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Her previous writing credits include Off-Broadway’s After Ashley (2004) and U.S. Drag (2002), in addition to many episodes of “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and “Cold Case”. Her work has earned her a number of prestigious awards and accolades including the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Theatre Conspiracy is proud to continue its mission to produce and promote the work of the next generation of talented American playwrights. The theatre is a very difficult business for anyone involved but even more so for playwrights. The opportunities that were once present for having new works produced have, over time, continually declined. By producing new works we are not only providing a venue that will bring them to life, but, we will have created a more promising future for theatre in America by providing a more nurturing environment for the greatest asset theatre can have; great playwrights.

Theatre Conspiracy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Florida corporation, headed by Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor. Funding is derived from ticket sales, advertising sales and donations. During it's 19 years it has been described as "innovative, exciting, daring," and "a treasured member of the area's theatrical community."

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