Dark comedy 'God of Carnage' looks at what happens when parents behave badly
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
MANHATTAN -- K-State Theatre will kick off the spring semester with"God of Carnage," a dark comedy by Yasmina Reza, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-8 and Feb. 13-15, and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, all in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Kansas State University's Nichols Hall.
"God of Carnage," directed by guest instructor Jerry Jay Cranford, is a Tony Award-winning play that follows the unraveling story of two pairs of parents. The four meet to discuss their children’s playground altercation and, presumably, amicably resolve the consequences. However, the conversation soon devolves to chaos and spirals into a savagely funny story of bad manners.
Kathy Voecks, associate professor of theatre, is the set designer, and lighting design is by John Uthoff, associate professor of theatre.
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for seniors, faculty/staff and military, and $9 for students, plus taxes and applicable fees. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.
Kansas State University students in the cast and crew for "God of Carnage" and their roles include:
Chelsey Eimer, master's student in public administration, sound design, and Clay Massingill, freshman in theatre, as Alan, both from Manhattan; Briana Koczan, senior in theatre, Olathe, costume design; Amanda Garvey, senior in theatre, as Veronica, and Mark Young, junior in theatre,as Michael, both from Topeka; and Dylan Rogerson, senior in theatre, Wichita, stage manager.
From out of state: Dani Golway, junior in mass communications, McKinney, Texas, as Annette.