It’s bye, bye Betty… and Hello, Bethany for America Ferrera…
The 28-year-old Honduran American actress will be returning to Off Broadway this season to play the lead in Bethany.
Written by Laura Marks, the dark comedy is set in an American community hit hard by foreclosures and economic woes, the play revolves around a woman who tests the limits of her own morality as she scrambles to regain her financial footing.
Produced by Women’s Project Theater, the world premiere will be directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
The play is scheduled to run January 11-February 17, 2013 at New York City Center Stage II.
The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star of ABC‘s Ugly Betty’s last Off Broadway project was in the satirical Peanuts riff Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead back in 2005. Ferrera recently did an eight-week stint as Roxie Hart in Chicago on London’s West End.
Ferrera’s latest projects include appearing with Michael Peña in End of Watch, She’ll next appear opposite Peña in the Diego Luna-directed biopic, Chavez, playing the wife of Latin American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.