Altwies, Thone, Arndt and Roget Cast in Regional Premiere of God of Carnage

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Casting has been announced for the U.S. regional premiere of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy God of Carnage, which will launch the Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2010-2011 season Oct. 1.

Wilson Milam will direct the black comedy about two sets of parents attempting to resolve a playground tiff between their sons. God of Carnage will run through Oct. 24. It will be a co-production with Houston's Alley Theatre, where the drama will play in January 2011.

A cast of Seattle-based actors has been assembled, which will include Hans Altwies as Michael, Amy Thone as Veronica, Denis Arndt as Alan and Bhama Roget as Annette.

God of Carnage will have scenic design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee, costume design by Deb Trout, lighting design by Geoff Korf and sound design by Matt Starritt.

Reza's play broke records in London and New York. God of Carnage earned Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Direction for Matthew Warchus and Best Actress for Marcia Gay Harden.

Seattle Rep has also announced casting for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women (Oct. 22-Nov. 28), which will feature Megan Cole, Suzanne Bouchard, Alexandra Tavares and Eric Ankrim. Allison Narver will direct. Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa (Nov. 12-Dec. 5) will include Mari Nelson, Gretchen Krich, Linda K. Morris, Cheyenne Casebier, Elizabeth Raetz, Todd Jefferson Moore, Ben Harris and Troy Fischnaller. Sheila Daniels will direct.

Charles Leggett, Troy Fischnaller, Seán G. Griffin and Seanjohn Walsh will appear in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, directed by Jerry Manning (March 18-April 10, 2011); and Cheyenne Casebier and Hans Altwies will lead the cast of Melissa James Gibson's This, directed by Braden Abraham (April 8-May 15, 2011).

As previously reported, Renata Friedman will appear in Laura Schellhardt's The K of D, an urban legend (Jan. 14-Feb. 20, 2011) directed by Braden Abraham; and Mike Daisey will present The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (April 22-May 22, 2011) under the direction of Jean-Michele Gregory.

Casting for Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size has not been announced.

For tickets phone (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or visit seattlerep.org. Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA.

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Founded in 1963, Seattle Repertory Theatre was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. With an emphasis on entertaining plays of true dramatic and literary worth, Seattle Rep produces a subscription season of plays along with educational programs, new play workshops and special presentations.

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