The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the professional theater at UNL, opens its second of three plays July 13.
"Becky's New Car" by Steven Dietz is a new comedy about a regular middle-class woman who works in an auto dealership and her husband Joe, a roofer, who is steady and reliable. Becky, however, feels stuck in a rut. Isn't there more to life than this? Enter a slightly eccentric, somewhat bumbling millionaire and through a series of misunderstandings, he offers her a new existence. Now, should she take him up on it?
Part of the charm of this play is the relationships that the characters also develop with members of the audience.
Playing Becky is local actress Becky Key Boesen. Her husband Joe is played by Chicago actor Matt Penn. Becky's son Chris is played by recent UNL graduate Alexander Jeffery. The bumbling millionaire is played by local favorite David Landis. His daughter Kenni is played by UNL student Calandra Daby. Dan Rodden and Debra Watassek, both Chicago actors, also star.
Performances are in the Temple Building's Studio Theatre so seating is limited. Performances are July 13, 14, 16, 22, 28 and Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.unl.edu/rep or at the Lied Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th St. Ticket-buyers can call 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231.
More details at: http://www.unl.edu/rep