Theatre to stage "God of Carnage"

Hanover College Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning comedy, “God of Carnage,” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17. Performances will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Parker Auditorium. .

Written by Yasmina Reza, the internationally acclaimed story follows two upper-middle-class couples who meet for a civilized discussion after the son of one couple hit the son of the other with a stick. As the alcohol flows and anger grows, inhibitions disappear, and a wild and wacky evening transpires.

First performed in Zurich in 2006, “God of Carnage” opened on Broadway in 2009. Roman Polanski directed the feature film adaptation, “Carnage” (2011), starring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet.

Hanover’s production, directed by senior Nichole Marquez, contains adult language and sexual situations.

General admission tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and $5 for youths (18-). Performances are free to season subscribers of the Community Arts Series and to those with a current Hanover College ID.

Information and advance ticket reservations are available by calling the box office at (812) 866-7110 or online at www.hanover.edu/ARTS.  Tickets will also be available at the door before each performance.