Date: October 3, 2011
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
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PNC Players Present Performances of “God of Carnage”
Westville – The PNC Players of Purdue University North Central, will present three performances of “ God of Carnage ” on Thursday Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.; Friday Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sat. Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 on campus. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
The award-winning play by Yasmina Reza, is directed by Bethany Lee, continuing lecturer of English, and assistant director Jordan Hart.
The cast includes student-actors Aram Arden, of Rolling Prairie, as Michael Novak; Suzie Bartholomew, of Michigan City, as Veronica Novak; Justin Sech, of Kouts, as Alan Raleigh and Elyse Winter, of LaPorte, as Annette Raleigh.
“God of Carnage ” is a comedy. It centers on two sets of parents who meet after one couple's child has hurt the other's child. They intend to discuss the matter as adults, but as time, and the discussion progress, the parents become increasingly childish. Eventually, their “civilized” conversation dissolves into chaos.
Some language and themes may not be appropriate for children and young teens.
“God of Carnage ” was originally performed in 2006. Its Broadway production is considered the third-longest running play of the 2000s. Its cast included stars such as James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Lucy Liu, Hope Davis, Christine Lahti, Jimmy Smits and Annie Potts.
It earned a number of 2009 Tony Awards – it was named Best Play; Marcia Gay Harden earned Best Leading Actress honors for her performance and Matthew Warchus was awarded a Tony for Best Direction. It was also two other Tony nominations. It also earned a 2009 Olivier Award as Best New Play.