Old Globe's God of Carnage Begins July 27; Richard Seer Directs

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."

For tickets visit TheOldGlobe.org or call (619) 23-GLOBE.

T. Ryder Smith, Caitlin Muelder, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Erika Rolfsrud
T. Ryder Smith, Caitlin Muelder, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Erika Rolfsrud (Photo by Jeffrey Weiser)