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Becky Shaw - Gina Gionfriddo


Published: 31st March 2010
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"I'm also going to give you some advice. Your husband is not the Red Cross. The last time he started consoling a cute, suicidal chick, he married her. ""Becky Shaw" is an amusing and cleverly constructed comedy about ambition, the cost of being truthful, and the perils of a blind date. The fast and funny dialogue navigates between five distinctively perverse and disingenuously dysfunctional characters.The plot is as follows: from the moment that Becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max, it's clear the evening won't go to plan. In the immediate fallout, Becky becomes an object of devotion for her boss Andrew, who appears to have a fetish for vulnerable women. In turn Andrew's wife Suzanna turns to her step-brother Max for comfort, and their mutual desire begins to resurface.Gina Gionfriddo's masterful play is a biting American comedy with sharp, witty dialogue and a carefully crafted yet unforced story arc. Character-driven, "Becky Shaw" is a comic tale of tangled love lives and a subtle but acerbic comedy of manners.

"It remains sharp and funny to the end, and presents its characters with the irony and wit of a latter-day Jane Austen."--"Daily Telegraph" "It is dazzlingly written and studded with rapier-sharp lines."--"Financial Times" (of London) "Ferociously funny comedy of outrageously bad manners...From the start, you're riveted."--"Daily Mail" "Has the moral subtlety of Jane Austen but it yanks its characters' illusions down with the off-kilter ease that's usually the trademark of access-all-areas TV satirists like Larry David or Tina Fey."--"Time Out London"

ISBN: 9780822224020
ISBN-10: 082222402X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 71
Published: 31st March 2010
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 13.34  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09