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Theatre West of Lincoln City presents God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton.

Robert Fox, David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company and the Shubert Organization produced God of Carnage on Broadway. Bryan Kirsch is the director of this dark comedy and is a well-known actor, director and real estate agent in the community.

The play will run from May 9 through June 1 and will be presented at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (LCCC) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. There will be no matinee for this production. LCCC is located at 540 NE Hwy 101 and advance reservations for all performances are highly recommended.

Reservations for performances may be made by going to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or by calling 541-994-9994. Group sales/purchases must be made by phone. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60 and over) and for students (over 12). The play contains strong language and adult situations and is not recommended for children or the faint of heart.

The Story

A playground altercation between two eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award. "[A] streamlined anatomy of the human animal…delivers the cathartic release of watching other people's marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment,” says the New York Times.

“Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's sharpest work since 'Art',” says Variety.

“Brutally entertaining…in another of Christopher Hampton's exquisite translations, [Reza] cannily manipulates social observations that appeal to vast audiences and creates characters that bring out the best in actors,” says New York Newsday.

“Reza has established herself as a master [of] magnificently constructed plays,” says Enterta

The Cast:

Bryan Kirsch as Michael Novak, Tracy Blakeman as Veronica Novak, Roseanne Johnson as Annette Raleigh and Paul Wilhelmi as Alan Raleigh.

The Crew:

Bryan Kirsch, Director; Alice Luchau, Assistant Director; Kate Daschel, Lights and Sound; and Debby Rhein, Stage Manager.

Theatre West is a non-profit, all volunteer community theatre dating back to 1975. Membership is open to all with dues at $15 per year for individuals, $25 for couples and $35 for families.

Everyone in the community is invited to join and support our Lincoln City community theatre. More information about the theatre may be found at theaterwest.com or call 541-994-5663 anytime. You will also find Theatre West of Lincoln City on Facebook and Twitter.

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