Jasmine Guy and Keith Randolph Smith Battle in God of Carnage, Opening in Atlanta Jan. 18
18 Jan 2012
Keith Randolph Smith, Geoffrey Darnell Williams and Jasmine Guy
Photo by Greg Mooney
Jasmine Guy, Keith Randolph Smith, Crystal Fox and Geoffrey Darnell Williams star in Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning comedy God of Carnage, which officially opens Jan. 18 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre after previews that began Jan. 11.
Kent Gash stages the popular comedy that will play an extended run through Feb. 4. The Alliance bills the production as the first all-African American staging of the play.
Guy (Chicago, Fool for Love, "A Different World") plays Veronica Novak, with Smith (Antony and Cleopatra, The Piano Lesson) as Michael Novak, Fox (every tongue confess, Fences) as Annette Raleigh and Geoffrey Darnell Williams ("Black and "Blue") as Alan Raleigh.
God of Carnage centers around two sets of parents who attempt to settle a playground dispute between their sons, but all manners go out the window.
The play earned both the Tony and Olivier Awards. A film, adapted by Reza and director Roman Polanski, was recently released in select cities.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.