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Theatre Young Harris to Present Mainstage Season Finale Becky’s New Car
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will close out the Mainstage Series with seven performances of Becky’s New Car. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, April 11, through Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. All performances will take place in Dobbs Theatre located in Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID.
A special “Opening Gala and Actor’s Studio” will take place immediately following the performance on Thursday, April 11, in the lobby of Goolsby Center. Mingle with the cast and learn more about the show during a question and answer session while enjoying punch and finger foods. This event is free and open to the public.
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, in middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken 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.
Directed by YHC Assistant Professor of Theatre Rachel Chaves, Ph.D., Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy by playwright Steven Dietz with serious overtones—a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. This performance is best enjoyed by audiences over 14 years of age.
The production features senior Bekah Medford of Powder Springs as Becky Foster, senior Chase Alford of Carrollton, Ga., as Joe Foster, freshman Justin Gibbs of Cumming, Ga., as Chris Foster, sophomore Ptah Garvin of College Park, Ga., as Walter Flood, freshman Lindsey Koch of Douglasville, Ga., as Kenni Flood, Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., as Steve Singletary, and senior Paige Crawford of Tucker, Ga., as Ginger.
Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to students, faculty and staff of Young Harris College as well as the community.
Tickets are on sale now through the Young Harris College Box Office located in the Goolsby Center lobby. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at yhc.edu/tickets.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.