Under the direction of Richard Seer, God of Carnage will begin previews July 27 towards an Aug. 2 opening in San Diego. Performances are scheduled through Sept. 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.
Muelder (The Invention of Love) will play 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.