Becky’s New Car opens this weekend at the GEM

Becky’s New Car, the new Rivers’ Edge Theatre Society play which opens Thursday night at the GEM Theatre for a three –day run.

Yvonne Dubreil and Ted Invictus practice their lines during rehearsal from Becky's New Car at the GEM Theatre.

Have you ever wanted to test drive a new life?  Well, that’s the question explored by the Rivers’ Edge Theatre Society in their production of the witty and touching romantic comedy “Becky’s New Car” at the Gem Theatre in Grand Forks.There’s nothing like that new car smell.And there is a certain air about Becky’s New Car, the new Rivers’ Edge Theatre Society play which opens Thursday night at the GEM Theatre for a three –day run.The story revolves around Becky Foster—a middle-aged woman with a job in middle management as she questions her middling marriage. The play is directed by Margo Evers, a long-time member of Rivers’ Edge. When she first read the play, Margo was struck by the skillful writing shown by playwright Stephen Dietz.  From the very start, Becky (played by Yvonne Dubreil) engages directly with the audience as she narrates the story. The set is made up of three main areas that never change. Scene changes are signalled by lighting which often forces Becky to race from scene to scene as her life becomes increasingly chaotic.The cast includes Becky’s long-suffering husband played by Gary Smith, her 26-year-old graduate student son played by James Elliott and her grief-stricken co-worker played by Ted Invictus.  The cast is rounded out Walter played by Mike Elliott, Ginger played by Norma Bicknell and Kenni played by both Clorice Metcalfe and Josie Wheaton.Another aspect of this production that is new for Rivers’ Edge is the venue for the play. The Gem Theatre had a stage built about a year ago in order to present a one-man play called “Deck”. Since then, they have hosted a number of musicians in this new performance space.Becky’s New Car opens on Thursday, Nov. 7 and runs Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. as well as a matinée on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.Tickets are $15 and are available at RHC Insurance, The Grand Forks Gazette and at the door.

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