Theatrikos Theatre Company is having auditions for their production of playwright Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage," to be directed by Jan Rominger. This Tony Award winning modern classic relates an evening in the lives of two married couples who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on drinks are imbibed and the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.
2m, 2f Ensemble cast; Strong Roles for Leading Men & Strong Roles for Leading Women Ages 35-45
Alan Raleigh: A lawyer. Married to Annette and father to Benjamin.
Annette Raleigh: Works in “wealth management.” Married to Alan and mother to Benjamin.
Michael Novak: Owner of a wholesale company. Married to Veronica and father to Henry.
Veronica Novak: A writer. Married to Michael and mother to Henry.
Auditions will be on the Theatrikos Mainstage:
Sundays, July 27 and August 3 at 5pm
Mondays July 28 and August 4 at 6pm
The director is looking for actors who are willing to work hard and committed to being off book quickly. Three of the characters are sophisticated people: A financial wizard from Wall Street, a super high-end corporate attorney, and a political and social activist raising funds for Darfur. Actors will be asked to play a range of sophistication to an emotional unraveling of bad behavior which rivals that of their pugnacious children.