HART presents 'God of Carnage' Feb. 10-12

Feb 08, 2017

Coming next to the Feichter Studio at HART as part of the theatre’s Winter play festival, the Tony Award Winning Best Play, “God of Carnage” my Yasmina Reza.

The play is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. The play was a success in its original language, French, and has been equally acclaimed in English-translated productions in both London and New York.

Reza’s father was a Jewish Iranian engineer, businessman, and pianist of Russian descent and her mother was a Jewish Hungarian violinist from Budapest. She won acclaim as a playwright for “Art” which premiered in 1994. Her work is known for its humorous observation of the breakdown in civility when otherwise rational people are put into conflict.

HART’s production is being directed by Chelsey Mirheli and will feature Charles Mills, Jennifer Russ, Kier Klepzig, and Cary Nichols. Performances are Feb. 10 and 11 at 7:30 and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. The Harmons’ Den Bistro will be open for dining before the evening performances and for Sunday Brunch.  Patrons do not have to be attending the performance to dine in the Bistro.

Though Studio productions are general admission, reservations are recommended and shows often sell out. To make reservations for the play or for dinner call the HART box office at 828-456-6322 or go online to www.harttheatre.org.  HART is located at 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville.