I am pleased to announce I have accepted an offer to play Alan in the upcoming Circle Theatre production of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. This will be my second collaboration with Circle Theatre and Robin Armstrong who directed me in Circle’s 2011 production of Seven in One Blow.
A playground altercation between eleven-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.
The play was a success in its original language, French, and its Christopher Hampton English-translated productions have been equally praised in in both London and New York. The London production was widely acclaimed, receiving the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play of the year. The Broadway production closed on June 6, 2010 playing 24 previews and 452 regular performances. It is the third-longest running play of the 2000s and won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.
God of Carnage opens January 24th and runs through February 23rd, 2013. Circle Theatre produces contemporary plays rarely seen in the DFW community and is committed to presenting professional, innovative theatre in an intimate setting. For reservations and tickets, call the box office at 817-877-3040 or visit the Circle Theatre website.