Wilma Theater – Becky Shaw

December 17, 2009 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Wilma Theater
Broad and Spruce Streets

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I’ve confirmed everything with Danielle, Jeremy and Anne. They will be expecting you tomorrow, December 17 at 9:30pm in the Wilma lobby. I’m sending along their bios (below) for your reference.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and smash hit that premiered Off-Broadway earlier this year, Becky Shaw is the latest comedy from Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley, writer/producer of “Law & Order”). When Suzanna decides to set her best friend Max up on a blind date with her husband’s mysterious co-worker, Becky Shaw, she sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events forever changing all of their lives. Mixing sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller, Becky Shaw is a comedy of romantic errors that keeps audiences at the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next.

About director Anne Kauffman

Wilma co-Artistic Directors Blanka Zizka and Jiri Zizka have invited Anne Kauffman to guest direct in their 2009-2010 Season. “We’re very pleased to showcase the work of Anne Kauffman, whom we consider to be one of the most inventive and imaginative Off-Broadway directors,” says Blanka Zizka. “She is well known for her work with young, up-and-coming playwrights like Adam Bock, Anne Washburn, Jordan Harrison, and David Adjmi, and for creating an exciting and unique style for each production. I was thoroughly impressed by Anne’s direction of David Adjmi’s Stunning in New York last year, and I was ecstatic to find out that Anne was available to direct Becky Shaw at The Wilma.”

At the epicenter of the newest works in New York theater, Kauffman is an alumna of the SoHo Rep Writers and Directors Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and the Drama League of New York. She is a founding member of the Civilians, and was a 2003-2004 New Dramatist Resident Director. Kauffman is also on the directing faculty at NYU in the Playwrights Horizons Theater Studio. She received her MFA in directing from UCSD. Her recent credits include God’s Ear at Vineyard Theater and New Georges Theatre; Anne Marie Healey’s Have You Seen Steve Steven at 13P; Adam Bock’s Thugs (Obie Award for directing), SoHo Repertory; John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt and Lisa Loomer’s Expecting Isabel at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida.

About Jeremy and Danielle

The Wilma’s cast includes Jeremy Bobb as Max Garrett. Bobb made his Broadway debut in Manhattan Theatre Club’s acclaimed production of Brian Friel’s Translations. He has most recently played Phelim O’Shaughnessy in the Broadway production of Mark Twain’s Is He Dead?.

Danielle Skraastad rounds out the cast as Suzanna Slater. Skraastad has previously appeared at the Wilma in Jesus Hopped the A Train (Barrymore Award-winner for Outstanding Ensemble) and Big Love. She recently appeared in the 2008 Broadway revival of All My Sons, and her TV and film credits include “SVU,” “Fringe,” “All My Children,” Michael Clayton and 27 Dresses.