Becky’s New Car

Becky's New Car

About the Play

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage — with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.

Becky’s New Car is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

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What is it about road trips that rouse such excitement? A rescue from the norm? The licence to get lost, to get found, to make unconventional choices and unexpected discoveries? The best road trips are both fun and challenging – and so are the best plays. Thanks for joining this exceptional cast and crew on our adventures in Becky’s New Car. – Peter Zednik

Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players’ production of Becky’s New Car by Stephen Dietz. What a wonderful way to lighten your spirits in the rainy, dreary days of February! We hope that you will leave Hendry Hall this evening with a smile on your face and a happy feeling! If you would like to join into the fun on and off stage, please check out our website North Van Community Players under the section Volunteer. We would love to have you aboard! – Fran Heaney

CastCrewProduction InfoAbout the Company
Character Played by
Becky Foster Colleen Brow
Chris Foster Hayden Clewes
Joe Foster Scott Alpen
Steve Mark Gash
Walter Flood Simon Roberts
Kenni Flood Hailey Foss
Ginger Tamara Prescott
Director Peter Zednik
Production Manager Liz Massil
Author Stephen Dietz
Stage Manager Kathleen Denkewalter
Assistant Stage Manager Leslie Whittaker
Set Designer Peter Zednik
Set Construction Marty Smith, Bob Martin, and Andrew Massil
Set Decorators Mitchell Mackay, and Peter Zednik
Set Painters Linda Sharp, Glynnis Brassil, and Fran Crossley
Properties Carolyn Coles, Solanges Santerre, Susan Stanley, and Andrew Massil
Lighting Designer Simon Drake
Sound Designer Peter Zednik
Lighting and Sound Operator Chris Stanley
Costumes Margaret Lee, Sharon Alexander, and Julie Kehler
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh, and Pam Kearns
Front-of-House Coordinator Sandy Branning
Opening Night Catering/Decoration Marie Brazier, Sharon Alexander, and Sue Worrow
Box Office Rosemary Hundal
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates January 31 to February 15, 2020
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Comedy
Special Thanks To North Lonsdale United Church, Geoff Sherrott, Camille Johnson, The Raven Pub, North Shore News, Harvest Project, and Encore Boutique
Peter Zednik Director – Peter’s directing assignments at NVCP include Rabbit Hole and Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun. He has also written and directed several NVCP pantos, including Aladdin, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid and Treasure Island. Huge thanks to this talented and enthusiastic cast and crew – what a fun, fast ride! And a big “beep-beep” to Mitchell – this road trip would not have been possible without you.
Colleen Brow Becky Foster – At Hendry Hall, Colleen’s been many things: Brothel Madam, NY Cop, Brash Southern Cousin, Downtrodden Lover – and, now, a middle-aged woman struggling with mediocrity – a role she’s researched for the last decade (call it method acting). Colleen recently toured her solo show, Ten Tips for a Collapsed Uterus, (a comedy, of course). She’s grateful to work with this formidable cast and crew. Special thanks to the superb and “anything-but-mediocre” director, Peter Z.
Hayden Clewes Chris – Hayden is a playwright, composer and actor living in Vancouver and is excited to work on his first production with North Vancouver Community Players. Growing up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Hayden discovered his love for theatre after moving to Vancouver four years ago. Other roles in North Vancouver include Christian in Cyrano, Dracula in Dracula and Arthur in Camelot. A special thank you to Peter for the opportunity to play Chris in this wonderful production. Enjoy the show!
Scott Alpen Joe Foster – Scott says it is great to be back in Hendry Hall with a fantastic cast and crew. This will be his fifth production with North Vancouver Community Players. He thinks it’s amazing they keep letting him back into the theatre. Scott offers thanks to his fellow cast members and the whole production crew for their support and energy. To you the audience, sit back and enjoy the ride!
Simon Roberts Walter Flood – Simon is pleased to be back at Hendry Hall working alongside some familiar faces both in front of and behind the stage. He’s thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Peter again after last year’s Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun. Rather than tell you about his past, Simon is more interested in the future. Just like Becky’s New Car, it’s all about choices and the consequences that follow. He hopes you enjoy the play.
Mark Gash Steve – Mark is happy to be back treading the boards at Hendry Hall after a hiatus of some years. In earlier days Mark appeared for NVCP in many productions including Da, Equus, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (for which he won the award for Best Actor at Theatre BC Mainstage), Breaking the Code and Betrayal.
Hailey Foss Kenni Flood – Hailey moved out to Vancouver two years ago to pursue her love of acting and storytelling. Her past work includes commercials for Fatburger and Humpty’s Canada, the hit country music video Tougher Than Love and the feature film Red Letter Day among others. Hailey is ecstatic to come to theatre as “Kenni Flood” and be part of a hilarious and heartwarming story.
Tamara Prescott Ginger – Hendry Hall is an all-time favourite of Tamara’s. Her first production here was Breeze Block Park. Some other shows for NVCP include The Odd Couple (Female Version), Round and Round the Garden, Table Manners, Memory of Water, Jekyll and Hyde, God of Carnage, Betrayal and Rabbit Hole (winning the Theatre BC Mainstage Best Actress Award).