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Furman Theatre presents “God of Carnage”

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Photo by Sam Nelson, ’16

Furman University Theatre will present God of Carnage by Yazmina Reza Nov. 12-14, and Nov. 18-21, at 8 p.m., with a matinee showing Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse on campus.

Theatre Arts professor Rhett Bryson directs Reza’s play, which is translated by Christopher Hampton. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students.

In the production, a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

A hit in London with Ralph Fiennes and in New York with Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini, God of Carnage is described by Variety magazine as “Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile.”

Furman sophomore Drake Shadwell of Dalzell, S.C. plays the role of Alan; Sarah Cushman, a junior from Aiken, plays Annette; Furman senior Sam Feigenbaum of Greenville is cast as Michael; and sophomore Jess Pinaire of Flagstaff, Ariz. is cast as Veronica.

Rhett Bryson designs scenery for the production. Lighting is designed by Taylor Jensen. Erin Barnett designs costumes, and Dakota Adams is sound designer.

For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at (864) 294-2125. Box Office opens Monday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.

 

Last updated November 18, 2015
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