Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2010-11 season with performances of Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, 905 Woodlawn Ave.
Becky Foster, stuck in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage, has resigned herself to the fact that things will never change. Everything changes for her when Walter, a wealthy widower, comes into the car dealership and opens up a whole new world of possibilities. In no time at all, Becky finds herself living the life she always wanted. Ride shotgun on an adventure full of excitement, laughter and self-discovery.
Directed by Professor of Theatre and Dance Corwin Georges, cast members include Laura Kay, class of 2012 from Olmsted Township, Ohio, as Becky Foster; Chris Jones, class of 2010 from Middletown, Ohio, as Joe Foster; Sage Hazarika, class of 2014 from Brooklyn, N.Y., as Chris Foster; Ian Chadd, class of 2013 from Xenia, Ohio, as Walter Flood; Krissy Hartman, class of 2013 from Strongsville, Ohio, as Kenni Flood; Vincent Pontius, class of 2011 from Milford Center, Ohio, as Steve; and Hannah Blechman, class of 2012 from Fairfax Station, Va., as Ginger.
Stage managers include Robby Thrall, class of 2014 from Strongville, Ohio, and Tatiana deVoogd, class of 2012 from Louisville, Ky. Anna Kirkland, class of 2012 from Merriam, Kan., designed the lighting.
Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the Benham-Pence Student Center Service Desk. Tickets will also be available one hour before each performance. Students, faculty and staff will receive one free ticket with a valid Wittenberg ID.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts