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Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 41 members
Review from Mike Hughes

The actors were fantastic and the story line interesting and kept you involved during the over 2-hour performance. Don't hesitate. Yes, there is profanity. Get over it. These are the characters. If you are over a certain age group don't...continued

reviewed Oct 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from OCgirl

Becky Shaw was fabulous! My husband and I had such a great time laughing. It was so funny, very well written, legitimizing each character's point of view, even when you may be cringing. Casting was good. Awesome one liners. A play you will...continued

reviewed Oct 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from MC

Didn't know what to expect, absolutely hilarious, I totally recommend if you are looking for a good laugh.

reviewed Oct 26 2010 report as inappropriate
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Read more about Becky Shaw in South Coast Repertory’s Dialogue magazine.
“A viciously funny play…a talented cast.” –The Orange County Register
“A briskly entertaining comedy…delivers plenty of laughs.” –Los Angeles Times
“A truly excellent piece of writing… kept me guessing the outcome right up until the final curtain!” –The Orange County Reader


A newly married couple find their own relationship on the rocks after they set up their friends on a date from hell in Gina Gionfriddo’s wicked comedy Becky Shaw, a West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory.

In Becky Shaw’s sold-out off-Broadway debut last year, the New York Times dubbed it “a corker of a new playa tangled tale of love, sex and ethics [that] is as engrossing as it is ferociously funny.”

Angela Goethals plays Becky, a needy, down-on-her-luck college dropout whose one date with mean-spirited Max (Brian Avers) sets off shockwaves in the lives of her colleague Andrew (Graham Michael Hamilton) and his bride, Suzanna (Tessa Auberjonois). Further complicating matters is Suzanna’s say-anything mother, Susan (Barbara Tarbuck), who may be dating a con artist.

“This play really excites me in that it deals with a lot of taboos,” said director Pam MacKinnon. “It’s a play you can talk about.”

MacKinnon, who calls herself a Gionfriddo “repeat offender” because this is the fourth time she has directed one of her plays, says she saw the New York production of Becky Shaw and was struck by the way it affected the people around her: “It was wonderful to be in a room where you could really feel the audience keep switching their allegiances.”

The Becky Shaw creative team includes Daniel Ostling (set design), Sarah Ryung Clement (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Michael K. Hooker (original music and sound design), Chrissy Church(stage manager) and Jamie A. Tucker (assistant stage manager).

Haskell White LLP is the Corporate Honorary Producer. The Segerstrom Stage season media partner is KOCE-TV and the media partners for Becky Shaw are KCRW 89 and Coast Magazine.

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