<i>Becky’s New Car</i>

Photo by Scott McWhirter

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Past Event
$16 to $18

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Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX  77063
713-661-9505
“[It’s] every woman’s life — on comedy and steroids,” says Mimi Holloway, who directs Theatre Southwest’s production of Becky’s New Car. Steven Dietz’s wacky, fourth-wall-breaking play centers around Becky Foster, a woman firmly stuck in midlife purgatory until a millionaire walks into the car dealership where she works and offers her a glimpse of the road not taken. “She doesn’t quite, exactly, 100 percent cheat on purpose, only 85 percent,” says Holloway. “She winds up accidentally with two lives, which is what she wanted but is really too much to keep up with.” Holloway stresses that Becky is an everywoman, though exaggerated, and her story is relatable. “It’s [about] how much you’re willing to risk, how much you’re willing to pretend that those risks aren’t going to hurt anybody, and those things don’t ever go away.”

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. April 23. April 7 through 29. 8944-A Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit theatresouthwest.org. $16 to $18.

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