Old Globe's God of Carnage Begins July 27; Richard Seer Directs
27 Jul 2012
Caitlin Muelder, Erika Rolfsrud, Lucas Caleb Rooney and T. Ryder Smith are the parental foursome of the Old Globe production of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning comedy God of Carnage, beginning July 27 toward an opening of Aug. 2.
Under the direction of Richard Seer, God of Carnage plays to Sept. 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in San Diego.
Muelder (The Invention of Love) plays Annette with Rolfsrud (The Coast of Utopia) as Veronica, Rooney (Henry IV) as Michael and Smith (War Horse) as Alan.
Designing God of Carnage are Robert Morgan (scenic and costume design), Chris Rynne (lighting design) and Paul Peterson (sound design).
Here's how the comedy is billed: "In God of Carnage, two sets of parents gather in an upscale Brooklyn home to discuss a playground altercation between their sons. At first civility is upheld, but as the conversation goes off track and the rum bottle opens, decorum flies out the window and leads to a hilarious afternoon of name-calling, tantrums and tears... a four-way prizefight that is not to be missed."
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.