Becky’s New Car
Bowie Community Theatre announces auditions for “Becky’s New Car”, a comedy by Steven Dietz. It is directed by Ilene Chalmers, and produced by Malia Murray and Portia Bagley. Auditions will be held on Monday, April 23rd, and Tuesday, April 24th, from 7:30 - 9PM at the Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715. Call backs, if needed, will be held Thursday, April 26th.
Auditioners should be familiar with the script, which can be found at http://pvp.org/Play%20Reading/Beckys%20New%20Car%20Script.pdf. Please bring any conflicts you have for April 30th through July, resume, and picture, if available. You may email the director, Ilene Chalmers, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The first read-through is Monday, April 30th. Rehearsals begin the week of May 1st and will be held in the Severna Park/Millersville area. The cast is asked to assist with the pre-build and pre-paint of the set a weekend day in June and put-in (construction of the set at the Bowie Playhouse) the weekend of July 7th and July 8th. Tech week is July 9th-12th. All cast members are required to participate in strike (deconstruction of the set at the Bowie Playhouse) on July 29th.
Becky's New Car is a hilarious screwball comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is happily married to a good man, and together they struggle to survive in a bad economy and to support their son, who lives in the basement while he works toward his degree. Becky takes a trip on the "wild side" with a billionaire who just happens to enter the car dealership where Becky works, only to discover that her inability to say "no" has created a trunk-full of problems. How can a nice person who has done something bad get herself out of this car wreck?
Characters: 3 women, 4 men
Rebecca (“Becky”) Foster: A woman in her late 40’s.
Joe Foster: Becky’s husband, a roofer, late 40’s.
Chris Foster: Becky and Joe’s son, a psychology student, in his early to mid 20’s.
Walter Flood: A very wealthy businessman, widower, 50’s-60’s.
Kensington (“Kenni”) Flood: Walter’s daughter, in her early 20’s.
Steve: Becky’s co-worker, widower, 50’s.
Ginger: A neighbor of Walter’s, single, 50’s.