by Steven Dietz
Presented by special permission of Dramatists Play Service Inc.
directed by Matt Brown
About the Play
“Perhaps the highest praise that can be given to Steven Dietz’s praiseworthy new comedy is that it’s funny. Not ironic. Not hysterical in a slapsticky kind of way. Just gently and consistently funny—right up to the point that it’s touching, and then even a little bit after that. BECKY’S NEW CAR takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret.” —Variety. “On a classic mistaken-identity premise, playwright Steven Dietz has constructed a warmly humorous and nimble romantic farce that doesn’t oversell itself, or ever sell its American Everywoman protagonist short. Dietz has created a comedy of modern manners…one that derives as much power from its humanity as its fine-tuned craftsmanship.” —Seattle Times. “The world premiere production of Steven Dietz’s warm and amiable new comedy is the perfect two-hour escape from the endless political campaign, stock market collapse, and other daily woes of modern life. You won’t see a comedy this good on television or in the neighborhood multi-plex.” —Talkin’ Broadway. “Playwright Steven Dietz’s new production is a laugh-out-loud amusement-park ride where the comedy spins out of control like a bumper car. BECKY’S NEW CAR is witty and droll, with delicious deadpan humor and U-turn plot twists. But it turns out there’s more under the hood of BECKY’S NEW CAR than just the comedy. The story has depth. It has themes like confronting the unexpected. It has conflict such as a woman being pulled in two directions. It has, like Yogi Berra once suggested, a person coming to a fork in the road and taking it.” —Everett Herald. “BECKY’S NEW CAR is that perfect blend of hilarious comedy and substantial weight, a story about choices and consequences that could believably happen to anyone.” —Broadway Hour.