Georgia Ensemble Theatre Chauffeurs in the New Year with Becky’s New Car

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Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, continues its nineteenth season with the wickedly funny new comedy, Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz, running January 5 through January 22. All performances are at the Theatre’s home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075. Tickets range from $23 to $33 and are on sale now at the box office (770-641-1260) or online at http://www.get.org/. This production is exclusively sponsored by GET’s longtime corporate partner, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

About the Play:

“When a woman says she needs new shoes, what she really wants is a new job. When she says she needs a new house, she really wants a new husband. And when she says she wants a new car, she wants a new life.” Meet Becky Foster, a modern day American Everywoman stuck in middle age and middle management with no prospects for change. Enter a socially inept millionaire who offers Becky an enticing new life. You’re invited to ride shotgun with Becky as she faces her own fork in the road on a wickedly funny, inventive and touching ride through the perils of middle age.

Atlanta actress and director Shannon Eubanks returns to GET to direct this production. Ms. Eubanks has directed and acted in many productions at GET throughout its 19 year history, including Season’s Greetings, Sleuth and GET’s very first production, You Can’t Take It With You. When asked to speak about Becky’s New Car, Eubanks references Bernard Malamud’s quote, “We have two lives – the one we learn with, and the life we live after that.” She is excited to put both the heart and the humor of the play onstage, quoting Henry Youngman: “Take my wife. Please.”

Artistic Director Robert J. Farley is excited to bring this production to the Atlanta area, saying, “I am so looking forward to ushering in the new year at GET with this sassy new comedy for our third production of the season. Our January productions have become audience favorites over the past several years, in the tradition of some of GET’s most recent hits including Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, The Men of Mah Jongg and Topher Payne’s Tokens of Affection.”

About the Cast:

Becky’s New Car features GET favorite Wendy Melkonian as Becky Foster, who wowed audiences in Forbidden Broadway last April, and Allan Edwards in his GET debut as millionaire Walter Flood. This production also features Lala Cochran, Randy Cohlmia, Kelly Criss, Vince Pisani and Jacob York. The design team includes Jamie Bullins as Scenic Designer, Bryan Rosengrant as Lighting Designer, Alan Yeong as Costume Designer, and Jason Polhemus as Sound Designer.

Tickets for Becky’s New Car:

Becky’s New Car runs January 5-22, 2012, with performances on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There will also be two Saturday 4 pm matinees: January 14 and 21. Tickets range in price from $23-$33, with student, senior and group discounts also available. Also, new this season: Recession Busting $10 tickets available for perimeter seating in the theatre only (no other discounts may apply.) Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.get.org/ or by calling GET at 770-641-1260. All performances are at the Theatre’s home at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075.