“Steven Dietz’s “Becky’s New Car” begins as an occasionally hilarious screwball comedy and gives way to a disarmingly thoughtful drama about the nature of love, fidelity and second chances. It’s a farce through and through, a comedy of escalating complications that has Becky skittering from one location to another as an innocent lie builds and tangles into a knot of deception.” —The Spokesman Review
“Perhaps the highest praise that can be given to Steven Dietz's praiseworthy new comedy is that it's funny. Not ironic. Not hysterical in a slapsticky kind of way. Just gently and consistently funny—right up to the point that it's touching, and then even a little bit after that. BECKY'S NEW CAR takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret.” —Variety.
as Kenni Flood
Daria is a third year English Literature Major at the U of A. She has acted with local theatre companies in Tucson, including Arizona Theatre Company, The Rogue Theatre, Arizona Repertory Theatre, and Arizona Onstage Productions. She is also an alumni of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Summer Theatre Program.
as Walter Flood
Bob has over 40 years of stage experience as an actor, writer, director, composer and musician. He has played major roles in Lend Me A Tenor; The Good Doctor; Jewtopia; The Diary of Anne Frank; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Love Letters; The Dark at The Top of The Stairs; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Don't Drink The Water; Mamae; George M!; and The Sword of Zorro (at Tucson's Gaslight Theater). He has appeared in over 100 interactive murder mystery and old-time radio productions. His full-length movie credits include Jackrabbit Sky and Summertime Killers. Bob was granted a B.A. by the University of California and an M.A. by the University of Southern California on the condition that he'd never mention it again.
as Becky Foster
Laura's mother always said she is a natural born ham; always most comfortable in the spotlight. Laura has been acting since she was 14 years old when she won second place for solo acting in the 1979 El Paso Speech & Drama Festival. In 1980 she returned to Tucson and began a three year journey with the Tom Thumb Front Row Players and she studied under the late Lester Netzky. While Laura has had film experience, most of her acting experience is in stage, with a resume that includes stage productions, starting with Mr. Netzky and the TTFRP; many college plays, as well as local theater. She was part of the 1986 Pima College Productions of FEN, where she worked under the direction of fellow cast member, Caroline Reed. Laura spent time in the United States Navy in the early nineties. Laura was 7 months pregnant the last time she did a stage performance, where she was in the Catalina Players production of A Christmas Carol in 1996. Becky's New Car is her first time back on stage in 20 years.
Clark has spent nearly 40 years as an actor on stage, in film and television. Some films include Tombstone, Gunsmoke and Lightning Jack. Television shows include The Young Riders and Legends. Some favorite stage productions include Faith Healer, The Gun Show and Richard III.
Caroline has appeared on stage in Tucson at Tucson Art Theatre, Arid Rose, ATC and IT among others as well as in theaters in Southern California. She has extensive Film and TV credits, appearing opposite Elizabeth Taylor and other stars. She is a former professor of Theatre Arts and was head of the Speech/Voice at The University of Iowa. Her directing credits include over a dozen plays and received ACTF awards at the Kennedy Center. Caroline trained at Circle in the Square, South Coast Rep, and holds an MFA in Theatre from the U of A. She is a former Artistic Director of Damesrocket Theater Company.
as Chris Foster
Nick was raised in Safford, Arizona where he discovered the world of acting and theater while attending the local community college. He made his first major debut in the 2016 spring and fall productions of Giants Have Us in Their Books and All in the Timing. Since being introduced to the craft, he has been bitten by the acting bug and has decided to make it a life-long journey to learn all he can about the art.
michael f. woodson
as Joe Foster
Michael; is appearing in his 3rd Roadrunner production. He was first seen in On Golden Pond as Charley the Maine Mailman. Last year, he was seen chasing men dressed as Ladies in Leading Ladies. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in the television series Young Riders and Legend. He was seen as Hap the Bartender in the CBS made-for-TV film Gunsmoke III, To The Last Man and as the Autograph Man in the TBS made-for-TV movie, Geronimo. Included in his commercial resume are the "Bulls-eye BBQ" and "Rawlings Radar Ball" commercials. He is also the Artistic Director of the Roadrunner Theatre Company.
the production staff
Michael Woodson, Renata Rauschen
Brian McElroy, Alex Hupp, Michael Woodson
PHOTO CREDIT: Larry Fuller/Roadrunner Theatre Company