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The GOD OF CARNAGE
Press Opening Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 7:30PM
Runs through Sunday, May 27, 2012
Previews start: Friday, April 27-29 2012
A comedy of manners…without the manners
Albany, NY – April 19, 2012 –Capital Repertory Theatre announces the regional premiere of Yasmina Reza’s award-winning comedy, The God of Carnage.This hit comedy of manners without the manners is slated to begin previews on Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, with an official opening on Tuesday, May 1 and run through Sunday, May 27.
This Tony Award®-winning comedy, which theNew Yorker magazine called “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem,”offers a close-and-personal glimpse at grown ups behaving badly. The living room saga begins as two highly strung couples – the Raleighs and the Novaks – meet for a discussion about a playground fight between their sons. The couples’ civilized exchange devolves quickly into a hilarious free-for-all that requires all four actors to volley invectives for 90 minutes straight.
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Capital Rep’s Producing Artistic Director takes the helm as director. “This play is an absolute hoot. It really is like being on a roller coaster. The calm parts are only building steam to get you to the top of the next vertical drop. The show is very physically demanding on the cast, who gets a real aerobic work out.” She continues, “Yasmina Reza is masterful at delivering comedy that cuts through the slim thread of civility that holds polite society together. It’s a fun ride to witness four adults exhibiting far worse behavior than their children.”
Reza, whose play Art won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, repeated her success with God of Carnage, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and three Tony®Awards, including Best Play.
The cast includes an ensemble of comedic veterans. Returning to Capital Rep as Veronica is Brigitte Vielieu-Davis, who won the hearts of audiences in the theatre’s popular production of The Sweepers, in which she played Dotty, the ditsy, non-stop talking Italian neighbor, who denies losing her son and husband in WWII.
Local favorite, Brenny Rabine returns to the Capital Rep stage, where she was last seen as Jean Louise in To Kill A Mockingbird. No stranger to comedy, Ms. Rabine has assailed numerous comedic roles and Capital Rep audiences will remember how she brought the house down as the quirky Scottish maid in David Mamet’s Boston Marriage.
Last seen as the snobbish Englishman, Nicholas Pym in Capital Rep’s The Sisters Rosensweig, Michael McKenzie sheds that proper demeanor to portray Alan, the cell-phone addicted lawyer in God of Carnage.
Rounding out the ensemble is Ken Krugman, who makes his Capital Rep debut as Michael, the potentially volatile hardware wholesaler. Krugman has a distinguished list of credits from his work on Broadway and in National Tours of Jersey Boys, Assassins and DirtyRotten Scoundrels, to name a few.
The design team includes Jo Winiarski, set design, Deborah Constantine, lighting design, Jane Shaw, sound design and Leah Kaliszewski, costume design.
And as one might expect from adults behaving badly, GOD OF CARNAGE contains adult subject matter and strong language. The show runs approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.
Previews begin Fri., April 27 and continue through Sun., April 29. The show opens Tues. May 1 and runs through Sun. May 27. Performances are Tues – Thurs 7:30PM, Fri and Sat 8PM, Sat matinee 3PM, Sunday matinee at 2PM. Sunday May 12 and May 19, 7PM. Capital Rep is located at 111 N. Pearl St in Albany.
Tickets range from $20-$60 and may be purchased by calling Tickets by Proctors, 518-445-SHOW (7469) or online at www.capitalrep.org. Student rates with ID are $16 for all shows.
GOD OF CARNAGE FACT SHEET AT A GLANCE
Play: God of Carnage
Playwright: Yasmina Reza
Translated by: Christopher Hampton
Producer: Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207
Directed by: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director
Ken Krugman* (as Michael Novak)
Michael McKenzie* (as Alan Raleigh)
Brenny Rabine* (as Annette Raleigh)
Brigitte Viellieu-David* (as Veronica Novak)
*member of Actors Equity Association
Jo Winiask*i, Sets
Deborah Constantine*, Lighting
Leah Kaliszewski, Costumes
Jane Shaw*, Sound
*member United Scenic Artists
Previews: Friday, Apr. 27 – 29
Press Opening: Tuesday, May 1, 7:30PM
Runs through: Sunday, May 27
Sat Matinee: 3PM
Sun Matinee: 2PM
Sun Evenings: May 5, May 19, 7:00PM
Running Time: 90 minutes. Mature language and subject matter
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Call Tickets by Proctors: 518-445-SHOW (7469)
Tickets for GOD OF CARNAGE at Capital Rep are::
- Weekends: $20, $40, $50 &, $60
- Weekdays: $20, $30, $40 & $50
- Students: $16 (with ID) ALL SHOWS
Special Events for God of Carnage!
Opening Night: Tuesday, May 1, 7:30PM curtain
Pre-Show, 6:30PM- Live Music entertainment with special guest, jazz guitarist, James Rissachier performing in the main lobby
- Post Show Reception- Dessert and Champagne Toast - Following the show in the café, join us for an introduction by Capital Repertory Producing Artistic Director, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill of the cast and company.
Chef's Table Night hosted by Yono's/dp - Tuesday, May 8th, 6:30PM one of the most popular nights at Capital Repertory Theatre, where downtown Albany restaurants provide a marvelous spread of their cuisine. This night also provides live music entertainment with a pre-show live performance by jazz guitarist, James Rissachierin in the lobby.
Discussion Nights–Post-show Wednesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 16
Behind-The-Scenes with Maggie- Sunday, May 20th, a pre-show discussion with Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and special guest. Continental breakfast with juice and coffee is provided.
ABOUT CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE
Capital Repertory Theatre is the only resident professional theatre company in New York's Capital District. As members of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), Capital Rep proudly operates within agreements with the Actors Equity Association.