June 6, 2023

God of Carnage Pay-What-You-Can Preview, Feb. 13

UMW Theatre will continue its 2018-19 season with God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. Performances will be Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 20-23 at 7:30 p.m., and February 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre in duPont Hall.

Guests may also attend the Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. AfterWords, a post-show talkback with the cast, will occur after the matinee performance on Feb. 17. Tickets are $20 for standard admission and $16 for students, senior citizens, alumni and military.

This contemporary comedy focuses on two sets of well-to-do parents, united after their sons are involved in a playground altercation. Alan and Annette are invited into Michael and Veronica’s home to civilly work out the conflict. As the visit progresses, polite conversation is abandoned and the evening dissolves into chaos.

God of Carnage was originally written in French. The play debuted on the West End in 2008 and moved to Broadway in 2009, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play. It’s since been produced internationally. In 2011, a film version titled Carnagewas produced starring Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz.

At UMW, God of Carnage is directed by Gregg Stull, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance. Scenic design is by associate professor Julie Hodge, and costume design is by associate professor Kevin McCluskey. Lighting and sound design are by guest designers Catherine Girardi and Jon K. Reynolds, respectively. For further information, call the Klein Theatre Box Office at (540) 654-1111 or visit www.FredTix.com.