New car equals new life in upcoming MAC play

By The Mercury

When a woman wants a new car, what she really wants is a new life. That’s the message of the title character in the upcoming production of “Becky’s New Car.”

The play will run Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 8-11 at the Manhattan Arts Center. Written by Steven Dietz and directed by MAC veteran Kim Riley, the play is a comedy that features lots of audience participation.

It features Mary Renee Shirk, Brent Sigman and Penny Cullers.

“Becky’s New Car” is the story of Becky Foster. When her life hits a rut, fate offers her a chance at a new ride and a new life in the form of an after-hours car sale. According to a press release, “Through a maze of mistaken identities and misunderstandings, Becky takes the audience along for the ride of her life.”

Also featured in Becky’s New Car are Jacob Belden, Jennifir McGillis, Emily Barnhill and Luke Stramel. PG 13 equivalent due to adult situations.

Tickets are $17/$15 for adults and $12/$10 for military and students. Thursday thru Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday performances begin at 2 pm. Tickets for the performance can be purchased at the Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave, by phone at (785) 537-4420 or online at The Manhattan Arts Center box office is open Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 pm.  This play is sponsored by Rebecca and Marvin Gould.

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