Becky Shaw

by Gina Gionfriddo
directed by Anne Kauffman
December 30, 2009February 7, 2010

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.

Running Time: 
2 hours and 15 minutes including a 15 minute intermission

Press / News

"How refreshing to hear a play — for that's what we're really doing, however stunning the visuals — that purrs, perks and pops like Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw."
"If you are looking for a smart new play that’s performed, directed and designed magnificently, head to The Wilma Theater’s deliriously funny production of Gina Gionfriddo’s Pulitzer-nominated Becky Shaw."
"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Only make it the phosphorus kind. That's what playwright Gina Gionfriddo does in her highly flammable comedy of no-manners called Becky Shaw, which played to acclaim Off-Broadway last year and opened Wednesday in a sizzling production at the Wilma Theater."
"As engrossing as it is ferociously funny, like a big box of fireworks fizzing and crackling across the stage from its first moments to its last!"
— The New York Times



Interview with Playwright Gina Gionfriddo

How did you become a writer?

I wrote stories as a young child, but in high school and college I really wasn’t writing creatively.  I was acting in plays and studying literature...

Interview with Director Anne Kauffman

What are some of the elements of Becky Shaw that drew you to it?

I find the characters in Becky Shaw incredibly delightful and extremely slippery. Each one, in their own way, is reprehensible but impossible to dismiss…


 • Becky Shaw
 • Max Garrett
 • Andrew Porter
 • Suzanna Slater
 • Set Designer
 • Production Manager


Janis Dardaris • Susan Slater

Production Team

Gina Gionfriddo • Playwright
Anne Kauffman • Director
Thom Weaver • Lighting Designer
Emily Rebholz • Costume Designer
Christopher Colucci • Sound Designer
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager