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.
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).
The show features Rachel Harker,* Warren David Keith,* Stacy Ross* and Remi Sandri*.
* Member, Actor's Equity Association
Performance schedule: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm, Wed 7:30 pm and 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.
ENGAGE "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
Check marintheatre.org or call the box office at (415) 388-5208 for exact performance dates and times. Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif. Tickets are $34–$55. Visit the website, call (415) 388-5208 or email email@example.com for tickets and more information.
Celebrating its 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. It produces a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights in its intimate 231-seat proscenium theater, and is 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. Its numerous educational programs serve more than 6,000 students each year.
Photo courtesy MTC.