BETHANY to Premiere at ACT

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From squatting in a foreclosed home, to lying to the government, to taking desperate measures to make one last sale at work, Bethany takes on the economic crisis from the eyes of a middle class mom fighting to get her life back on track. This Helen Merrill Award-winning play tells the story of a young woman whose daughter has been taken away by State services when she loses her home. If she can just make one more sale before the car dealership closes for good, she might be able to salvage a life that's rapidly spiraling out of control.

"Bethany is a fast paced 90 minute thrill ride that grabs the audience and doesn't let go until the final moments," says director John Langs. "Bethany takes place here in the present, where the American middle class is slipping deeper into a hole that seems inescapable."

The second show in ACT's 2014 Mainstage Season features the return of Emily Chisholm (Sugar Daddies) in the lead role and also features Seattle stars Darragh Kennan, Suzanne Bouchard, and Richard Ziman. Acclaimed director John Langs (Middletown, The Seagull, The Pinter Festival) stages this production in the round in ACT's Allen Theatre. Bethany also received the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers and was nominated for the Lucile Lortel Award for Off-Broadway excellence.

Cast:

CRYSTAL - Emily Chisholm*
CHARLIE - Richard Ziman*
GARY - Darragh Kennan*
PATRICIA - Suzanne Bouchard*
TONI - Cynthia Jones*
SHANNON - Jonelle Jordan

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