CTC Fine Arts presents “God of Carnage” this month
The Central Texas College (CTC) Fine Arts Department will present its fall production, “God of Carnage,” October 25-27 in the school auditorium (Bldg. 112). The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. each night.
Originally a French play written by Yasmina Reza, the drama revolves around two sets of parents trying to resolve an issue as one parents’ child was injured by the child of the other parents. A friendly, tolerant discussion breaks down as the evening goes on. The parents become increasingly childish and irrational arguments ensue around heated topics such as misogyny, racial prejudice and homophobia. “God of Carnage” is for mature audiences only.
The cast includes CTC drama students Jordan Brinkman and Abbie Sala as one set of parents and Ryan Campbell and Kelly Marolf as the other. Stage manager for the production is John White and assistant stage managers are Alexis Steinhoff and Jessenia Rivera.
“God of Carnage” was successful in its original language of French and has been equally acclaimed in its English production translations. The play opened on Broadway in New York in 2009 where it ran for a year before being converted to an open-ended run. The original Broadway cast included Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden.
Tickets for “God of Carnage” are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the CTC Joe Russo Scholarship Fund.