God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Chris Rubingh
Running September 6 – 29, 2024
In an examination of humanistic nature, what starts as a civilized discourse between two sets of parents turns into a full theatrical breakdown in this Tony and Laurence Oliver award-winning absurdist comedy by Yasmina Reza.
When one child hits another with a stick on the playground resulting in multiple broken teeth and inflicting nerve damage, the Novaks and Raleighs get together to try and figure out a solution for their children. However, after many lines are crossed, truths revealed, teams formed, and drinks had, it becomes clear they may be no more fit to problem solve than their own kids.
AUDITION DATES: MAY 21ST/22ND 7-9 PM
CALLBACKS (INVITATION ONLY): MAY 23rd 7-10 PM
LOCATION: Masquers Playhouse 105 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801
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Non-AEA /if cast a modest personal expense reimbursement is offered.
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REHEARSAL DATES: July 29th – August 29th, MTWT 7-10 pm (as needed)
TECH: September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th
PERFORMANCES: September 6th – 29th
VERONICA NOVAK: Mother of the “victim”, a writer, fiercely judgmental though always posing to behave with the utmost courtesy.
MICHAEL NOVAK: Father of the “victim”, a small hardware supply shop owner, tries to play peacekeeper for as long as possible, passed off as a liberal by his wife despite being a “raging Neanderthal.”
ALAN RALEIGH: The Father of the “attacker”, a Lawyer, is too busy for this meeting and thinks the two boys should just hash things out “man to man”. Obsessively focused on his work and cell phone.
ANNETTE RALEIGH: Mother of the “attacker”, higher class, also attempting to keep the peace and constantly keeping her husband in check despite feeling abandoned by him, this eventually results in a vomit-filled nervous-breakdown.
Director: Chris Rubingh