GTCC THEATER TO PRESENT DARK COMEDY APRIL 21-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 28, 2016

 

The cast of GTCC’s “God of Carnage” is from left to right: Kris Gonzalez, Kelly Hutcheson, Abigail Fisher and Caleb Terry. (Joshua Waterstone/GTCC)

The cast of GTCC’s “God of Carnage” is from left to right: Kris Gonzalez, Kelly Hutcheson, Abigail Fisher and Caleb Terry. (Joshua Waterstone/GTCC)

 

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Laugh at yourself and your fellow humans in the award-winning dark comedy “God of Carnage,” presented by Guilford Technical Community College’s Theater program April 21-24.

A meeting of civilized adults spins wildly awry in this Broadway production that won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Comedy. Written by Yasmina Reza, the same author of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning play “Art,” “God of Carnage” is a stunning dark comedy about two sets of parents who meet to discuss a moment of violence between their children. Originally written in French, Reza’s acclaimed play about an undercurrent of chaos in the life of seemingly civilized adults was translated and reset in New York by Christopher Hampton.

“’God of Carnage’ is a play that anyone can identify with and laugh at because they recognize in the characters a truth of the human condition,” said Joshua Waterstone, director of GTCC’s Theater program as well as director and producer of the show. “A theme of the play is ‘the façade and what lies beneath,’ which will resonate with anyone who has ever felt the conflict between how they acted in polite company and what they felt inside. The play points to our own inner dichotomy and explores the question: ‘what is human nature?’”

The cast and production team consists of professional and community members working alongside student performers and technicians.

Kristian Gonzalez, a second-year GTCC theater and creative writing major from Greensboro, plays Michael Novak. Kelly Hutcheson, a Winston-Salem-based vocal instructor and actress, plays Veronica Novak. Abigail Fisher, a second-year GTCC theater major from Lexington, plays Annette Raleigh. And Caleb Terry, a third-year GTCC automotive major from Greensboro, plays Alan Raleigh.

GTCC theater instructor Jody LS Tidwell provides scenic design, lighting design and technical direction for the production. Costume design is by Blake Wilson, a first-year GTCC theater major from Greensboro. Joseph Mungin, a first-year GTCC theater major from Greensboro, is the stage manager. And Joshua Tuttle, an entertainment technology major at GTCC, is the lighting assistant and sound designer.

Show times are 7 p.m. April 21-23 and 3 p.m. April 24 at the GTCC Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, H2 building, High Point Campus, 901 S. Main St., High Point.

Tickets are $16 general public, $11 GTCC faculty/staff, $6 GTCC students and are available at the High Point Theatre box office (220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point) or by calling (336) 887-3001 or visiting www.highpointtheatre.com. Tickets also will be available at the door.

An opening night reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 21 with refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres provided by the GTCC Culinary Arts program.

 

EVENT INFO

What: GTCC Theater program presents “God of Carnage,” a dark comedy about a meeting of civilized adults that spins wildly awry. (This play contains mature language.)

When: 7 p.m. April 21-23; 3 p.m. April 24. A free opening night reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 21 prior to the performance.

Where: GTCC Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, H2 building, High Point Campus, 901 S. Main St., High Point.

Tickets: $16 general public, $11 GTCC faculty/staff, $6 GTCC students. Available at the High Point Theatre box office (220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point) or by calling (336) 887-3001 or visiting www.highpointtheatre.com. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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— Carla Kucinski/GTCC