LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Don’t miss Becky’s New Car
October 26, 2012 · Updated 2:33 PM
To the editor:
The current play at WICA, “Becky’s New Car,” is a great production — don’t miss it. On one level, there are plenty of laughs as Becky, feeling unappreciated and invisible, finds herself taking a series of small steps toward a fling with a recent widower and draws the audience in on the decision. On the other hand, the two men who have recently lost their wives give a heartfelt and poignant window into the pain of coping with their new status. Then there is the contrast of the young couple “falling in love” and deciding to marry, but having second thoughts as they see the reality of Becky and her husband’s struggle to give their marriage a second chance.
The actors do a great job. Even though the subject is serious, there are so many humorous lines and situations that the auditorium was filled with laughter. Yet it’s a play that will stick with you, especially the insights into how it feels to have lost one’s partner.