World Premiere of Becky's New Car Opens in Seattle Oct. 23

News   World Premiere of Becky's New Car Opens in Seattle Oct. 23 Steven Dietz's Becky's New Car, a comedy about test-driving a new life, officially opens at Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre Oct. 23.

Kimberly King, Charles Leggett, Benjamin Harris, Michael Winters, Anna-Lisa Carlson, R. Hamilton Wright and Suzanne Bouchard star in the world premiere production that began performances Oct. 17 and will run through Nov. 16.

A.C.T. artistic director Kurt Beattie directs the work, which asks, "Ever been tempted to flee your own life? Then you can sympathize with Becky, who soldiers through her not-quite-satisfying existence with unnervingly familiar quiet desperation. When a socially inept millionaire falls for her at first sight, he offers her nothing short of a new life."

Designing the world-premiere production are Catherine Hunt (costume design), William Bloodgood (scenic design), Rick Paulsen (lighting design), and Eric Chappelle and Ben Zamora (lighting design).

Dietz is also the playwright of Last of the Boys, Honus and Me, Fiction, Still Life with Iris, Lonely Planet, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Inventing Van Gogh, God's Country, Private Eyes, The Nina Variations and More Fun Than Bowling. Upcoming projects include commissioned works for the McCarter Theatre (City of Ghosts), Steppenwolf (Near Aberdeen) and two unnamed works for the Guthrie and Denver Center Theatre Company.

For tickets phone (206) 292-7676 or visit ACT. ACT is located at 700 Union Street in Seattle, WA.