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By Gina Gionfriddo

I'm additionally going to offer you a few suggestion. Your husband isn't the crimson go. The final time he began consoling a adorable, suicidal chick, he married her.

Becky Shaw is an a laugh and cleverly built comedy approximately ambition, the price of being honest, and the perils of a blind date.  The fast and humorous discussion navigates among 5 distinctively perverse and disingenuously dysfunctional characters.

The plot is as follows: from the instant that Becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max, it truly is transparent the night will not visit plan. within the rapid fallout, Becky turns into an item of devotion for her boss Andrew, who looks to have a fetish for weak girls. In flip Andrew's spouse Suzanna turns to her step-brother Max for convenience, and their mutual wish starts to resurface.

Gina Gionfriddo's masterful play is a biting American comedy with sharp, witty discussion and a gently crafted but unforced tale arc.  Character-driven, Becky Shaw is a comic book story of tangled love lives and a sophisticated but acerbic comedy of manners.

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Hey – when he comes back … five hundred dollars says he thinks 401(k) is a band. Suzanna No, don’t. That’s mean. But speaking of money … Don’t tell Andrew I asked you this … Max I’m keeping a lot of secrets here Suzanna Andrew is, like, not that happy at his job. He wants to take a pay cut and move us to a smaller place. Max What’s the question? Suzanna was less? Could we stay in this apartment if our income Max How much less? Don’t answer. Look, you can do whatever you want. You can take a ten-thousand-dollar honeymoon.

You need to fucking tether yourself. Join like a powder-puff, girl-on-girl softball team. Do something! Suzanna I don’t know. I think maybe there’s value in just sitting with it. This feeling of floating alone in the universe. Maybe I’m supposed to learn something from it. Max You’ve had four months. You haven’t learned anything. Suzanna I’m talking about life lessons, Max. It’s not like learning Photoshop. m. saying you want to … be dead, I should say, ‘Be very still. ’ That doesn’t help you! Suzanna … It’s not either/or, Max.

My wife and her mother have the same name: Suzanna Slater. Becky Oh. That must get confusing. Andrew It’s actually pretty manageable with nicknames. Her mother goes by Susan, Suzanna kinda defaults to Susie. If we have a female child, I don’t know what’s left for her. Becky Max There’s … Suky. Too Asian. Becky Actually, Edie Sedgwick … The Warhol model? Her sister was Suky. Suky Sedgwick. Max Becky Really? Yes. Max Do you know the lineage of all the Warhol models, or just – Andrew So, the insurance people called here.

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