By Gina Gionfriddo
Directed By Peter DuBois
“I’m also going to give you some advice. Your husband is not the Red Cross. The last time he started consoling a cute, suicidal chick, he married her.”
From the moment that Becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max, it’s clear the evening won’t go to plan. In the immediate fallout, Becky becomes an object of devotion for her boss Andrew, who appears to have a fetish for vulnerable women. In turn Andrew’s wife Suzanna turns to her adoptive brother Max for comfort, and their mutual desire begins to resurface.
Gina Gionfriddo’s play is a biting American comedy that enjoyed massive success Off-Broadway in 2009.
David will be making his British stage debut as Max, a role which he created in the World Premiere and Off-Broadway productions of Becky Shaw in 2009. His many New York theatre credits on and off-Broadway include The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Vengeance, Hamlet and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Television includes: The Good Wife; Law and Order; You Don’t Know Jack.
Film includes: Taking Woodstock; The Scene; Capote.
David Wilson Barnes is appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.
★★★★ "Astute, acerbic and richly funny comedy by Gina Gionfriddo"
★★★★ “It remains sharp and funny to the end, and presents its characters with the irony and wit of a latter-day Jane Austen.”
★★★★ “Every line is a poisoned dart and every character is an assassination. It’s tough on them, but sublimely funny for us."
★★★★ “Slick and unmistakably American humour that comes from Gina Gionfriddo’s scalpel-sharp skewering of the liberal consensus.”
"Becky Shaw is assured, astute and an off-Broadway hit; it comes to the Almeida in a production by Peter DuBois that is at once smooth and fizzy."
"A dry, witty, upmarket sitcom."
The Independent on Sunday