God of Carnage extends one week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2012
MARIN THEATRE COMPANY EXTENDS
GOD OF CARNAGE BY YASMINA REZA
Extended through June 24, 2012
MILL VALLEY, CA—Marin Theatre Company announces today that, due to extraordinary ticket demand, it will extend God of Carnage by eight performances. Bay Area audiences now have the opportunity to experience the critically acclaimed production of Yasmina Reza’s award-winning play through Sunday, June 24.
“Highly comic,” wrote San Francisco Chronicle theater critic Robert Hurwitt. “Director Ryan Rilette and his cast measure the laughter to dig deeper... temper[ing] the comedy with an intriguing resonance.” San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle member Kedar Adour raved on the For All Events blog, “God of Carnage at MTC is Tony Award quality.” Echoing the overwhelming audience response for this hysterical comedy, SFBATCC member Charles Kruger wrote on his TheatreStorm blog, “Yasmina Reza‘s God of Carnage is like an adult version of Lord of the Flies, but hella funnier. It is a ‘Jerry Springer Show’ of the privileged elite… The four expert comic actors on stage obviously have a ball and so will you.”
Following a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys in Brooklyn’s upscale Cobble Hill neighborhood, the parents agree to meet to discuss the situation civilly – “practice the art of co-existence” rather than “slaughter each other with insurance claims.” However, the veneer of polite society soon falls away as the two couples regress to childish accusations, bullying and bickering themselves.
Translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, the London West End production won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the Broadway production became the third longest running play of the 2000s, winning three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play. The international popularity of the play led to a film adaptation called Carnage that was written by Reza and the film’s director Roman Polanski.
Directed by MTC’s Producing Director Ryan Rilette, who previously directed the west coast premiere of In the Red & Brown Water and the world premiere of Bellwether, MTC’s production of God of Carnage stars four veteran MTC actors: Rachel Harker (Bellwether), Warren David Keith (The Good German, Life X 3), Stacy Ross (What the Butler Saw, Frozen, Killer Joe), and Remi Sandri (The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Wilder,Wilder,Wilder: Three Plays by Thornton Wilder).
FACTS & CALENDAR INFORMATION
Marin Theatre Company presents GOD OF CARNAGE
By Yasmina Reza | Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Ryan Rilette
Featuring Rachel Harker,* Warren David Keith,* Stacy Ross* & Remi Sandri*
* Member, Actor’s Equity Association
EXTENDED! Now through June 24, 2012
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm
Sun 7:00 pm
Matinees: Every Sun 2:00 pm | Sat 6/2, 6/16 & 6/23, 2:00 pm |
Thu 6/7, 1:00 pm
Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times.
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Following an altercation between their 11-year-old sons in Cobble Hill Park, Annette and Alan Raleigh agree to meet Veronica and Michael Novak to discuss the situation civilly – practice the art of co-existence rather than slaughter each other with insurance claims and lawsuits. However, the veneer of polite society soon falls away as the couples begin to regress to childish accusations, bullying and bickering in this action-packed, knockout comedy, which won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play and 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
$34–$55, details below (discounts available for Seniors and those Under 30)
Previews: $34 all
Opening Night & Sat Evenings: $50 side | $55 center
Tues: $34 | $38
Wed, Thu, Sun Evenings & Matinees: $39 | $44
Fri: $45 | $50
RUSH tickets: $15, available one hour prior to show, based on availability
Under 30: $20, all performances
Senior discounts: varies by performance, please call
For group sales, contact Julie Knight, (415) 388-5200, ext. 3302
“MTC Engaged” invites patrons to join MTC’s artistic staff, designers and casts in conversation. A member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) hosts a Q&A talk back after every performance, except Saturday matinees and evenings, and Opening and Closing Nights.
MTC Engaged Special Events:
• Perspectives – pre-show topical lecture: Thu 6/7, 12:00 p.m.
• Director’s Night – post-show conversation with director: Wed 6/13
“MTC All Access” strives to make theater accessible to all audiences. For visually impaired patrons, Large Print playbills are available at the box office at all performances, Digital playbills that are compatible with screen reader software are available online starting one week before the first performance of a production, and Braille playbills are available with two-weeks advance notice through partnership with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To request a Braille playbill, call MTC’s Box Office, (415) 388-5208, or use the California Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing “711.” For hearing impaired patrons, amplified sound Listening Devices are available.
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Celebrating our 45th Anniversary this season, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous educational programs serve more than 6,000 students each year.
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email
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