God Of Carnage

God Of Carnage

About the Play

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 and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters

Theatre BC Zone Festival Winner 2014!

God of Carnage swept the awards at the Theatre BC North Shore Zone Festival of Plays, held May 4-10 (2014) at Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, adjudicated by local boy-made-good David Mackay. With six adjudicator’s awards and two People’s Choice Awards, NVCP’s God of Carnage will now go forward to Kamloops and perform in the Sagebrush Theatre on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Theatre BC Annual Provincial Drama Festival. This remount will help to defray costs to send the cast and crew to Kamloops, allow those who missed this riveting play the first time around to see it in its home theatre and to give the cast an opportunity to warm up as they compete against groups from the rest of the province. Don’t forget to tell your friends to come and support your local community drama group.

God Of Carnage is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

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The year was 2010. Two of my good friends and I were going to New York City to see the sights and watch some theatre. I was pumped. One night we passed by the theatre where God of Carnage was playing and I managed to convince my friends to go. Thus began my love affair with this play. As soon as I knew the show had finished on Broadway, I began harassing the Dramatists Play Service for the “rights”. It would take until now, 2014, before I was finally able to direct this award-winning, darker-than-dark comedy. It’s been a roller coaster ride to get this show on its feet, but I wouldn’t have missed this ride for anything. Thank you NVCP for taking such a huge risk by choosing this play and thank you to everyone involved who believed.
– Judi Price

Welcome to the best little theatre on the North Shore. We hope you enjoy this very different journey into civilization at its best! Thank you to the director, cast and crew for their commitment. We are always happy to have you come join us to make this magical journey happen. There’s a list in the lobby if you have any spare time for fun, and a membership sheet too. Hope to see you again soon. – Glynnis Brassil

<b>Cast</b><b>Crew</b><b>Production Info</b><b>About the Company</b>
Character Played by
Michael Novak Darren Boquist
Veronica Novak Tamara Prescott
Annette Raleigh Shawna Parry – Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors Equity Ass’n
Alan Raleigh Nigel Vonas
Director Judi Price
Author Yasmina Reza
Production Manager Shirley Helgason
Stage Manager Val Comba Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager Shirley Helgason
Set Designer and Decorator Mitchell Mackay
Set Construction Gord Pope, Barry Walker, and Mitchell Mackay
Set Painters Robin Hilliard, and Peter Zednik
Properties Fran Heaney
Lighting Designers John McGie, and Michael Methot
Sound Designers Judi Price, and John McGie
Sound Assistant Anne Marsh
Lighting and Sound Operator Peter Zednik
Costume Designer Janet Dundas
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh
Front-of-House Coordinator Marie Brazier
Box Office Mitchell Mackay, Sue Worrow, and Glynnis Brassil
Opening Night Caterers Sandy Branning, Judy Thomson, and Rosemary Hundal
Photographer Gary Schwartz
Videographer Chris Wolfe
Original Performance Dates April 4 to 19, 2014
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Dark Comedy
Special Thanks To Park Royal Mall Community Services, Mountain Equipment Co-op,
Dykhof Nurseries, Alicen Davie, Paul Griggs
Judi Price Director – Judi is happy to be back at NVCP doing what she loves, Directing. In November, she acted in a show for First Impressions Theatre and has been doing Improv with the great Gary Austin in Seattle as well as New York.  When not doing theatre, Judi loves to stay home and spend time with her new kittens, Gary and Austin (named affectionately after her Improv teacher who is completely over the moon about it!)  “One of my greatest joys is to sit on the couch and have my little kittens curl up and fall sound asleep while I am holding them.” I hope you enjoy the show.
Darren Boquist Michael Novak – Darren Boquist lacks focus. One play he’s an actor, next he’s the lighting designer, next he’s the playwright, sometimes the producer, occasionally the director, and once in awhile a combination of two through all.  Favourite past acting roles include Hamlet in The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, Sergei Maxudov in Black Snow, Oliver in Progress, Tuzenbach in Three Sisters, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, F. Scott Fitzgerald in Tragic Eccentrics and the 30 character one-man show Virtual Solitaire.  Next up: lighting Axis Theatre’s new play Rip! A Twinkle in Time.
Shawna Parry Annette Raleigh – Previous favourite roles are Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (Metro), Eve in The Diary of Adam and Eve (VanFringe), Connie in A Chorus Line (VIVA), Anybodys in West Side Story (Vancouver Opera), and helping with the creation and voice of “Sara” How To Love-The Headphone Play (Idea Factory Ent).  She also performs (Peggy Lee) and choreographs for The Pack Is Back!, and most recently was in the new holiday musical Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen (GTI Productions), where she assisted Jeff Hyslop. Shawna would like to thank this talented team for all of their work and encouragement. A special thank you to her acting mentor Simon Webb for his insight, and Darren, her own ‘woof woof’, for not succumbing to the woes these characters have arrived at, during this process!
Tamara Pentecost Veronica Novak – Tamara was born and raised in Vancouver, Tamara is very excited to be back at Hendry Hall. This is where she appeared in her first play 20 years ago—Willy Russell’s Breezeblock Park. Other parts include Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Alan Ayckbourn’s Round and Round the Garden and Table Manners, Marsha Norman’s ‘night Mother and Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version). She was last seen on stage in Deep Cove Stage Society’s Shady Business. Tamara is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew.
Nigel Vonas Alan Raleigh – Nigel is excited to be involved with a talented cast and a director with a vast array of unique ideas with no restrictions. Recent theatre experience includes Cherry Docs and Lost in Yonkers. Film and TV credits include: Almost Human, Continuum, True Justice and a lead role in the upcoming film Sway. A heart and soul felt thank you to Yayaka, my father George and my best friend Kana. Thank you also to my agent, Natasha Trisko Pezzente, and to the Oscar-winning writer, Christopher Hampton, for taking the time to share his thoughts with me.