M&D Playhouse announces auditions for Becky Shaw>

A comedy of bad manners
In Gina Gionfriddo’s BECKY SHAW, directed by Eric Jordan, a newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife’s best friend, meet husband’s sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.

Auditions are being held Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21 at 6:30pm at M&D Playhouse, 2760 White Mountain Highway, North Conway Village.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Suzanna Slater – mid-30s, graduate student in psychology, she misses her recently deceased father, worries about her mother’s health, and is reeling from her family’s sudden bankruptcy. She leans on Max, but meets and marries Andrew very quickly.

Max Garrett – mid-30s, a successful money manager who lost his parents early and grew up as Suzanna’s de facto brother. He can be blunt and brutal and doesn’t suffer fools gladly, but he’s also a problem solver. He has intimacy issues and grudgingly agrees to a blind date with Becky, mostly as a favor to Suzanna, for whom he has complicated feelings.

Andrew Porter – a little younger than Suzanna and Max, he’s currently an office manager but wants to go back to being a writer and barista. He has a soft heart and a tendency to seek out needy women, but he’s not deluded about it.

Becky Shaw – mid-30’s, she’s a co-worker of Andrew’s. She was probably voted “Most Likely To Succeed” in high school, and then…didn’t. She dropped out of Brown, is alienated from her family and friends, and struggles financially. She’s a little nervous and “delicate,” but determined to turn her life around somehow, possibly with a relationship.

Susan Slater – Suzanna (and Max’s) mom, she has MS and lives with a young “slacker” filmmaker, Lester, who is never seen. Despite her physical challenges, she is sharp and clear-eyed about how the world works, and quite domineering with her family.

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