Pittsburgh Public Theater's God of Carnage, With Deirdre Madigan and Ted Koch, Opens June 3

News   Pittsburgh Public Theater's God of Carnage, With Deirdre Madigan and Ted Koch, Opens June 3 God of Carnage, the production that concludes Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2010-11 season, makes its Pittsburgh premiere, officially opening June 3 at PPT's O'Reilly Theater.

The Tony Award-winning play, written by Yasmina Reza, is by Ted Pappas with a cast that includes Deirdre Madigan (After the Night and the Music), Ted Koch (Elling, The Pillowman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Susan Angelo and David Whalen.

God of Carnage, running through June 26, is set in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood and is the story of two married couples who get together to discuss a playground fight that took place between their young sons.

According to press notes, "Annette (Angelo) and Alan (Whalen) have taken time off their high-powered jobs to visit the home of Veronica (Madigan) and Michael (Koch). The meeting starts well enough, with the home’s artistic décor complimented and espresso and dessert served. But quickly things start to happen that scratch this veneer of refinement. Incidents such as a work crisis that’s handled by cell phone, the fate of a hamster, and an upset stomach bring about surprising, hilarious reactions. Soon the social niceties drop away and these civilized adults find themselves behaving like naughty, primitive children."

The production will also feature costume design by Pappas with scenic design by Anne Mundell, lighting design by Phil Monat, sound design by Zach Moore and special effects by Stephen Tolin.

The Pittsburgh Public Theater is located at 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information and tickets, call (412) 316-1600 or visit www.ppt.org.

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