Dreamwell Theatre announces auditions “Becky’s New Car,” written by Steven Dietz, directed by Brian Tanner.
Dreamwell’s final production of the 2013-14 season is a hilarious comedy by Steven Dietz. The play centers on Becky, a middle-aged woman who’s happily married to her husband; but 28 years of wedded life has turned their marriage into a predictable routine. She meets a grieving widower who happens to be a millionaire. Although he mistakes her to be a fellow widow, she doesn’t let on with the truth, driving her to a crossroad point of her life.
Kensington (Kenni) Flood – (early 20s) — Gorgeous, rich, spoiled, cynical, brilliant. Howard’s daughter. Dating Chris.
Steve – (40-55) — Becky’s coworker. Still grieving the loss of his wife in a hiking accident. Manic, overly emotional.
Ginger – (40-55) Walter’s neighbor. Scion of a family that has just about gone through all of its long held family wealth. Sad, funny, smart.
Auditions will be at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, and 6 p.m. Monday, March 10. Scripts will be on reserve at both the Iowa City and Coralville Public Libraries. Sides will be provided at auditions, including a portion of Becky’s opening monologue. Actresses considering the role of Becky are requested to prepare a comic monologue, though this is not required.