Becky's New Car



Directed by Jennifer Kingry

Run dates: April 16-19 & 23-26, 2020


Is Becky Foster having a midlife crisis? She has a middling job with a boss who doesn’t appreciate her, a marriage missing its spark, and an adult son living in the basement. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where she works, and Becky is suddenly offered nothing short of a new life…with the audience riding shotgun on her unexpected trip down the road not taken. The play ponders the question: when you don't know where you're headed, how do you know when you've arrived?

Cast Requirements

Cast: 4 males, 3 females. (Ages are approximates.)

BECKY (REBECCA) FOSTER ... a woman in her late 40’s. Charming, funny, attractive, and haunted by the feeling that her life isn’t what she had hoped it would be. Central to the ensemble and carries the show, including multiple interactive fourth wall-breaking monologues.

JOE FOSTER ... Becky’s husband, a roofer, late 40’s. Strong, pragmatic, stolid, loves his wife and family, and is significantly smarter than he gives himself credit for.

CHRIS FOSTER ... their son and “failure to launch”, a goofy psychology grad student, 26.

WALTER FLOOD ... a very wealthy businessman, widowed, 55-65. Gentle, sweet, good hearted, and not terribly connected to the real world. Has been lost since his wife’s death.

KENSINGTON (KENNI) FLOOD ... Walter’s daughter, 23. Gorgeous, rich, spoiled, cynical, smart. Dating Chris.

STEVE ... Becky’s co-worker, widowed, 40-55. Still grieving the loss of his wife in a hiking accident. Manic, overly emotional.

GINGER ... a neighbor of Walter’s, single, 40-55. Scion of a family that has just about gone through all of its long held wealth. Sad, funny, smart.