Comedic Becky's New Car Zooms Down the Road Not Taken
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The last date listed for Becky's New Car was Sunday December 22, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Playwright Victoria Stewart was inspired by two very different figures -- CNBC personality Suze Orman and Victorian novelist Henry James -- when writing her latest, most probing play, Rich Girl. For despite their differences, both Orman and James share an obsession with money and Rich Girl explores that peculiarly American fascination with startling sensitivity and imagination. When the sheltered Claudine meets the penniless Henry, the two fall helplessly in love. But for Claudine's mother, a tough-talking celebrity finance guru, this happiest of happy coincidences is a cause for suspicion and worry. Inspired by the classic play and film The Heiress, this clever new comedy examines women and their relationships with men, mothers and moolah -- if not in exactly that order. Courtney O'Connor directs the show at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Learn More
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Featured review from Jessica Mink
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After spending all of my non-work time this week cleaning my apartment, running in a 5k Turkey Trot, and making a full Thanksgiving dinner and cleaning up after it (much of which was made pleasant by the presence of friends), I went to the first show of "Becky's New Car" at the Lyric Stage tonight only knowing that it was a new romantic comedy, but not knowing what to expect. As Becky explains near the beginning, when a woman wants a new car, that means she really wants a new relationship, and when she wants a new house, she wants a new life. As Becky wanders gradually away from her normal life as a pink collar worker with a blue collar husband and a son in grad school but living at home, who aspires to be a psychologist and analyzes everybody else's actions, that new car becomes pretty tempting. The acting was good, and the fourth wall was broken in several very interesting ways that went beyond the plot. The men come off no worse than the women, and maybe even better, though simpler.