Alicia Goranson will star in a brief production of Jessica Goldberg's latest, Good Thing, July 27-29, in a New York Stage and Film production at the Powerhouse Theatre on the Vassar College campus. Jo Bonney (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Stop Kiss) directs a cast that also includes Hamish Linklater, Dan Ahearn, Heather Goldenhersh and Chris Messina.
Goranson (aka “Lecy” Goranson) is still familiar to television viewers as teenage daughter Becky on the popular program "Roseanne." But in recent season, she has cropped up with regularly on stages of all sizes around New York City. She took the lead part of Naomi Wallace's dark drama, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek at New York Theatre Workshop, and followed that up with another impressive NYTW gig — the 2000 marathon mounting of two of John Guare's "Nantucket" plays, Lydie Breeze. Last fall, she journeyed further Downtown, playing in Mac Wellman's Cat's Paw at Soho Rep.
In Good Thing, the husband is a deadbeat, the pregnant wife is stressed out, and the neighbor across the tracks thinks she has an answer to their problems. Goldberg's major New York credits are Refuge at Playwrights Horizons and The Hologram Theory at Blue Light Theatre Company. The former won the 1999 Susan Smith Blackburn Award.
Good Thing will take play in the Susan Stein Shiva Theatre. For information, call (845) 437-5599, or consult www.vassar.edu/powerhouse.
—By Robert Simonson