God of Carnage to Host Purple Rose Theatre Benefit in November

News   God of Carnage to Host Purple Rose Theatre Benefit in November The Tony-winning Broadway production of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage will host a benefit event for Michigan's Purple Rose Theatre on Nov. 7.

Founded by Tony nominated God of Carnage cast member Jeff Daniels, the Purple Rose Theatre is an award-winning non-profit theatre in Chelsea, MI. The special event will include preferred seating to a performance of Reza's play and an after party with the cast.

Cast members including Tony winner Marcia Gay Harden, Tony nominees James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis will be present for the private after-party at Sardi's, which is open to 50 guests.

The starry cast of God of Carnage, now on hiatus, will resume performances Sept. 8 and will conclude their run in the production Nov. 14. The play is scheduled to continue with a new cast through Feb. 28, 2010, at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre.

Benefit tickets, priced $1,000 per person, are available by phoning the Purple Rose Theatre at (734) 433-7782, or by e-mailing info@purplerosetheatre.org.

* God of Carnage, according to press notes, "is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it."

The Broadway production, under the direction of Tony-winner Matthew Warchus, has set and costume designer Mark Thompson, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and sound designers Simon Baker and Chris Cronin with music by Gary Yershon.

God of Carnage is produced on Broadway by Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company and The Shubert Organization.

For further information, visit GodofCarnage.

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