GOD OF CARNAGE
By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Lou Scarpati
WHEN: November 8-17, Fri & Sat 7:30 PM; Sun 3:30 PM
WHERE: Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, NJ
The Company Theatre Group is proud to bring you the multi-award winning play God of Carnage by Yazmina Reza (Translated by Christopher Hampton).
Two set of parents decide to discuss how to handle the fact that one pair’s child has hit the other’s with a stick, knocking out a couple of teeth. Come watch as these four adults unravel right before your eyes and prove that sometimes it’s quicker to use a stick.
God of Carnage is a hilarious and energy-filled romp. And, it stars 4 of your favorite actors from THE COMPANY:
- Sheila Griffin is playing Annette Raleigh - mother of our stick-wielding Benjamin. She’s a bit of nervous thing…the pressures of motherhood, household maintenance, and a cellphone addicted husband who barely knows she’s there...you understand.
You last saw Sheila in her hilarious turn as the murderous "widow" Lois in our production of Cahoots in June.
- Larry Kadish is playing Michael Novak – father of our poor victim Henry. He is a bit course, wants to kill his nagging mother, and hopes to get through the evening as quickly and painlessly as possible. Larry is a familiar face to our patrons. You've seen him in Burn This, Apartment 3A, ART, and Veronica's Room. Most recently, Larry brought back one of our favorite characters Bernie the Baboon in Feeding Time at the Human House in our April Fundraiser: Writes of Spring.
- Andrea Prendamano is playing Veronica Novak. She can be a bit overbearing and is the architect of this meeting. She believes that as long as the Raleigh’s understand the shame and responsibility involved, they can all come to an agreement on how the Raleigh’s son Benjamin can make amends for his unwarranted attack. Yeah…you can see how that’s going to go. Andrea is a founding member of THE COMPANY and has appeared in many of our productions including Veronica's Room, Copenhagen, Apartment3A, Chapter Two and others. Most recently, she played Fran the Baboon (alongside Larry Kadish) in Feeding Time at the Human House which is one of her favorite roles.
- Bart Shatto is playing Alan Raleigh. He is world class lawyer…literally he argues cases in the Hague. Unfortunately, as a result his cell phone is practically glued to his ear 24 hours a day. And, as the play opens he is wrapped up in a law suit, defending a pharmaceutical company that is about to be sued because one of their new products has few side effects…such as causing those who take it to “bump into the furniture” involuntarily.
Broadway veteran Bart Shatto joins us for the second time, having appeared last with us as Paul Bratter in our production of Barefoot in the Park. Bart played Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Miserables. He was also in the Broadway/Touring Company of Hands on a Hardbody, The Civil War, Cats, and Dracula. He also toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a featured vocalist. Most recently, Bart reprised his role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at Surflight Theatre on Long Beach Island.
This is a play and a cast not to be missed! Get your tickets NOW