<i>Becky Shaw</i>

Photo by Kelsey McMillian

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Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 22 2016
$10 to $40

Location Info:

Hub Studio
1502 Sawyer, Studio #232
Houston, TX  77007
281-300-9656
Becky Shaw, the wickedly funny play about romantically challenged friends, is making its Houston debut courtesy of Firecracker Productions. Penned by Gina Gionfriddo, it opened off-Broadway in 2008 and was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. “I love the dark humor of the show,” says director Kelsey McMillian of the script. “It’s hilarious.”
McMillian teases the play as a comedy about two thirtysomethings. “Susie’s dad has died and Max has been pseudo-adopted by Susie’s family. They sort of have this push-pull romance going on.” But after Susie marries another man, she tries to set Max up with a co-worker, the title character. “Becky Shaw is more than a little crazy,” McMillian says. “She’s a stage-five clinger.”
Beyond the laughs, what McMillian adores about the play is its honest dialogue. “I’m always more drawn to shows that feel more realistic, that seem closer to reality,” she says. “It’s a play about [deciphering] what we owe to other people, about deciding how responsible are we for other people’s feelings or emotional state.”

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through October 22. Hub Studio, 1502 Sawyer, Suite 232. For information, call 832-588-8100 or visit firecrackerproductions.org. $10 to $40.
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