Theatre Aspen Completes Line-up For 2019 Season With Tony Award-Winning Play GOD OF CARNAGE

Jed Bernstein, Producing Director of Theatre Aspen, announced today that Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, directed by Karen Azenberg (Artistic Director of Salt Lake City's largest non-profit, Pioneer Theatre Company) will round out the 2019 Summer Season. God of Carnage joins the previously announced Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls, directed by Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster and choreographed by Lisa Shriver, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Carbonell Award winner Mark Martino, and the Theatre Aspen Summer Conservatory's student production of The Wizard of Oz, all at the Hurst Theatre.

"The addition of God of Carnage to our summer slate allows us to add a high profile, contemporary comedy, to our season," said Bernstein. "This hilarious play joins two classic musicals under the tent for what we think is sure to be a summer to remember."

Theatre Aspen will hold local auditions for all three of its mainstage summer productions (Guys & Dolls, God of Carnage, and Little Shop of Horrors) on Sunday, March 3rd at the Red Brick Center for the Arts (110 E. Hallam Street). More information can be found at: http://www.theatreaspen.org/people/work-for- us/theatre-aspen-2019-season-auditions/

In God of Carnage, 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. The gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

All Theatre Aspen productions take place in the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park. Complete creative teams, as well as casting, will be announced in the coming months.

Gift certificates are available now at theatreaspen.org. Season passes go on sale on May 15th, and single tickets will be available May 6th.

Since 1983, Theatre Aspen has been rekindling a sense of discovery in audiences who live in and visit the Roaring Fork Valley by producing big theatre in a small space with intimate storytelling. Each season at Theatre Aspen promises to bring world-class theatre dramatically closer, with innovative and imaginative productions of both plays and musicals, complemented by an assortment of community events including late-night cabarets, educational programs and performances, collaborations with other Aspen arts organizations, and new works presentations. Theatre Aspen also boasts an impressive Summer Apprentice program, one of the largest in the country, devoted to training the next generation of theatrical artists and administrators. To learn more about Theatre Aspen visit www.TheatreAspen.org or call 970.925.9313.

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