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IU Theatre 2012: The God of Carnage

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The God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Lee Cromwell

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November 30,
December 1, 4-7, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
December 8 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Wells-Metz Theatre




When two eleven-year-old boys have a scuffle on the playground at school, their parents face resolving the matter on their own. Despite the best attempts at courtesy and respect, hard truths and insecurities surface, pitting couple against couple, men against women, and even husband against wife. A Broadway hit and winner of the 2009 Tony® Award for Best Play, The God of Carnage takes a painfully funny look at parents behaving worse than their kids.

“The God of Carnage is the rare play that manages to provoke uproarious laughter and deep discomfort at the same time.” The Toronto Star
“A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.” The New York Times

Thursday, November 29, at 5:30 p.m. Studio Theatre
2nd floor of the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
"Talk About Behaving Badly"
Director Lee Cromwell and Dr. Brian D'Onofrio in Conversation

Lee Cromwell Dr. Brian D'OnofrioLee Cromwell is the director of our production of The God of Carnage. Click here to read his bio. Dr. Brian D’Onofrio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Click here to read his bio. During the rehearsals for The God of Carnage, Dr. D’Onofrio met with the cast in order to discuss the psychological behavior behind the characters in the play. During the November 29 event, Dr. D’Onofrio will focus on the stress of parenting, especially when parents have to deal with behavioral and emotional problems with their children. This discussion will explore both the play, human behavior in the play, and the psychological effects of stress and family.


Evelyn Gaynor (Veronique)

Clayton Gerrard (Michel)

Emily Harpe (Annette)

Grant Alexander Niezgodski (Alain)

Production Team

Lee Cromwell (Director)

Christopher Rhoton (Scenic Designer)

Eriko Terao (Costume Designer)

Katie Gruenhagen (Lighting Designer)

Kevin Carson (Sound Designer)

Bradley Shaw (Technical Director)

Kaitlyn Yearwood (Stage Manager)

Leslie Boyden (Assistant Stage Manager)

Isis Eynon (Assistant Stage Manager)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice, Texts, Dialects)

Adam Noble (Fight Choreographer)