BrightSide Theatre Presents GOD OF CARNAGE, Opening 3/14

BrightSide Theatre Presents GOD OF CARNAGE, Opening 3/14

BrightSide Theatre continues our Second Season with the entertaining Modern Masterpiece and Tony Award winning comedy "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza, and translated by Christopher Hampton.

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime? These answers can be found in this Tony Award winning comedy of no manners that goes for every kind of laugh in the book. This fast, furious and very funny modern masterpiece like all great dramas gets to the core of human emotion and unleashes them onstage like you've never seen before as these four "adults" try to work out their differences.

Director Derek Bertelsen says "God of Carnage is a modern masterpiece because it gets at the core of the human emotion like all great dramas do. But, unlike the classics like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Death of a Salesman, we get to see modern day characters onstage that we can all relate to. And they unleash their emotions onstage like you've never seen before. It's a comedy of manners, without the manners. I think audiences will love this show because the characters get to do things onstage that most of us would never imagine doing. It's a very fun and exciting show and I can't wait to bring it to the BrightSide stage!"

WHERE: Downtown Historic Naperville at the Madden Theatre at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. Ample parking is available around North Central College. Please observe all municipal street signs.

WHEN: Opening on Thursday, March 14, 2013 8 p.m.
Closes on Saturday, March 23, 2013 8 p.m.
Runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th and Saturday, March 23rd.

TICKETS: Publish this number: 630-637-SHOW (7469),
Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College
$24 for all regular performances
$20 for Seniors (62+) and Students w/School ID
$18 for Groups of 10 or more

STAFF: Yasmina Reza (playwright), Derek Bertelsen (Director), Becky Robbins (Stage Manager), Jarrod Bainter (Scenic/Lighting Design), Shana Hall (Costume Design), Paul Schildhouse (Sound Design) Peggy Jensen (Assistant Stage Manager), and Miguel Garcia (Technical Director)

CAST: Bob Kinsella (Michael), Julie Ann Kornak (Annette), Tin Penavic (Alan), and Lisa Marie Shultz (Veronica)

BIOS: Yasmina Reza (Playwright) is a French playwright and novelist, based in Paris, whose works have all been multi-award-winning, critical and popular international successes, produced worldwide and translated into 35 languages. She has written seven plays (Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter, 'Art', The Unexpected Man, Life x 3, A Spanish Play, God of Carnage, How You Talk the Game) and 6 novels ("Hammerklavier," "Une Desolation (Desolation)," "Adam Haberberg," "Dans la Luge d'Arthur Schopenhauer," "Nulle Part" and "L'Aube, le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Dusk or Night)"). Films include: "Le Pique-Nique de Lulu Kreutz," directed by Didier Martiny and "Chicas," written and directed by the author.

Derek Bertelsen (Director) is excited to be back at BrightSide Theatre after directing The Dinner Party last season. Other Chicago credits include: Doubt (AstonRep Theatre) and assistant director for RACE (Goodman) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bailiwick Chicago). Regional credits include: Boeing Boeing, Red Herring and Love, Sex & the IRS (Timber Lake Playhouse), August: Osage County (Iowa premier at New Ground Theatre) and The Glass Menagerie, Misery and Assassins (Green Room Theatre, Rock Island IL). Upcoming: the Chicago premier of Next Fall at AstonRep Theatre.

MISSION: BrightSide Theatre is committed to Enlighten, Educate, and Entertain through comedies and inspirational stories from across the globe. A unique blend of award-winners, premieres, modern works and timeless classics meant to reflect upon and inform our community will inhabit BrightSide's stage.

INFO: BrightSide Theater, 630-447-8497

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