Yasmina Reza, Plawright
Ms. Reza is a multi-award-winning French playwright, novelist and memoirist. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages and been produced worldwide, and has achieved both critical praise and popular international success. She is the author of seven plays, including Conversations After a Burial, Winter Crossing, Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x3, A Spanish Play andGod of Carnage; the novels Desolation, Adam Haberberg and On Arthur Schopenhauer’s Sledge; the memoirs Hammerklavier andNulle part; Dawn, Dusk or Night, a nonfiction account of a year she spent trailing French president (then-candidate) Nicolas Sarkozy on the campaign trail; and a dramatic translation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis for director Roman Polanski.
Tom Kaechele, Director
Tom Kaechele holds a Master’s degree in Directing from Wayne State University and is the head of the theater program at Grand Rapids Community College. In addition to his on and off stage work with Actors’ Theatre, his previous directing credits at Actors’ include 2012’s Next Fall, The Little Dog Laughed, Lieutenant of Inishmore,Rabbit Hole, Fat Pig, and Lobby Hero. Other local directing credits include Rumors, RENT and Noises Off for Circle Theatre. Tom and his wonderful wife Amy have four exceptional children; Celia, Owen, Adelinne, and Linus.
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translation by Christopher Hampton
April 17-26, 2014
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A playground altercation between their eleven year-old boys brings two couples together in an attempt to resolve the matter. Initially diplomacy prevails but, as the evening progresses (and alcohol flows…), the gloves start to come off in Yasmina Reza’s award-winning, comically explosive landslide.
“A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment with an intellectual veneer. God of Carnage may be a familiar comic journey from A to B, but it travels first class.”
-The New York Times
“…turns on the idea that adults are no more evolved than kids, that the bourgeoisie, groomed and courteous on the surface, are beastly underneath.”
– London Observer
God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza, translation by Christopher Hampton
In case you missed it on our Facebook page, here is a list of the cast:
Sammy Puebles will be playing the part of Alan,
Amy McFadden will be playing the part of Annette,
Craig Hammerlind will be playing the part of Michael,
and Carrie McNulty will be playing the part of Veronica.
Congratulations to these actors and actresses!
God of Carnage opens April 17th.
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