God of Carnage, a dark comedy by Yasmina Reza that won the Tony Award for best play in 2009, opens Friday at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for 10 performances.
A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Magge Cabrera-Hudgins and Greg Rambin play the artsy Veronica and Michael Novak, parents of the "victim" in the altercation, who have issues of their own to resolve. Julie Van Valkenburg and Stacy Helton are the high-powered Annette and Alan Raleigh, parents of the "perpetrator," whose marriage and values come under scrutiny during the evening in a funny and gut-wrenching way.
God of Carnage runs Oct. 12–28 on the Circle Stage.
Friday, Oct 12., 8 p.m. Opening Night Reception begins at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons
Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Talk back with director and cast after the performance
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Girls’ Night Out (complimentary drinks and snacks) with Brewer Media
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30 opening night and $10-$25 for all other performances. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is at 400 River St. on Chattanooga’s NorthShore. Parking is available in the adjoining lot for $2. For tickets, call 267-8534 or purchase tickets online at tickets.TheatreCentre.com.