Area Premiere
By Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Patricia McGregor
May 29 – June 23, 2013

Round House Theatre Bethesda

The smash hit comedy about romantic errors and bad manners

When Suzanna sets up her best friend Max on a blind date with her husband’s co-worker Becky Shaw, she puts into motion a series of cataclysmic events that forever change all of their lives. Like the Victorian upstart Becky Sharp, this modern Becky is unsure, overdressed and socially ambitious. But she’s no shrinking violet, as the silkily cynical Max soon learns.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and an Off-Broadway hit, Becky Shaw is a savvy, sharp comedy of romantic errors that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next.

“Tantalizing…delightfully tart…You laugh a lot…[It] can leave you debating its emotional center long after the action is over…gripping” — Washington Post

 “A funny, adept staging…[a] brilliant comedy… you’ll laugh out loud and then argue about the ‘good guys’ all the way home.” – Washingtonian

 “Very entertaining…an impressive and hilarious two hours” – Brightest Young Things

 “The company’s season started with a bang and it ends with one too…impressive production values… a strong ensemble cast…keen direction [by] Patricia McGregor…Great play, great acting” –

 “Bitingly funny…an excellent cast…a nothing-like-it piece of outstanding entertainment” – DC Metro Theater Arts

Sponsored in part through generous support from Ann & Bruce Lane and Heidi & Mitch Dupler

$10/$15 ticket for age 30 and under
Round House offers specially priced $10 & $15 Becky Shaw tickets to patrons age 30 and under. The price Tuesday thru Friday is $10, $15 on Saturday and Sunday. A $1 per ticket facility fee is added. Proof of age required. Call 240.644.1100 or visit our box office. Discounts may not be combined. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.

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Online resources:

Gina Gionfriddo bio on American Theatre Wing website

From discussions with directors, designers, and actors to childcare matinees and audio-described and sign-interpreted performances, each production features fun and informative audience events. For further info, call our box office at 240.644.1100.

Designer Discussion

Gain an inside look at the show’s costume, set lighting, and sound designs from the professionals who make it happen.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.

Director Discussion

Get up close with director Patricia McGregor in this pre-performance talk.
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.

Post-Show Talkbacks

Stay afterwards for a lively discussion with members of the cast and special guests.
May 29 thru June 2, June 9 and 16, 2013


RHT offers designated audio-described and sign-interpreted performances of each Bethesda production. More info about those performances may be found below.

Using the services of Maryland Relay, patrons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind or Speech Disabled can easily communicate through TTY (text telephone) with the Round House box office about performances in our Bethesda and/or Silver Spring theatres. For more information about using Maryland Relay’s TTY service, visit

Audio-described performance

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 3 p.m.

terpreted performance

Reservations for sign interpreting services must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the performance.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 3 p.m.


Suzanna: Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan
Max: Will Gartshore
Andrew: Rex Daugherty
Susan: Brigid Cleary
Becky Shaw: Michelle Six


Director: Patricia McGregor
Scenic Designer: Daniel Conway
Costume Designer: Katherine O’Neil
Lighting Designer: Jedidiah Roe
Sound Designer: Eric Shimelonis
Props Master: Rebecca Dieffenbach
Stage Manager: Bekah Wachenfeld