Oct. 26-30: God of Carnage at Flagler College

 

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St. Augustine, Fla. — Flagler College’s Department of Theatre Arts will launch its 2016-2017 season with “God of Carnage,” a Tony award-winning play about the unraveling of civility between two sets of modern-day parents, from Oct. 26 through Oct. 30.

The comedy, written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, centers on concerned parents, who meet after a confrontation between their sons. Their cordial discussion quickly disintegrates into irrational arguments, unveiling chaos and mayhem, and ultimately revealing the raw truth of humanity: “The encounter between the parents illuminate the social masks they wear, and their primitive nature beneath them,” Department Chair Andrea McCook said.

“God of Carnage” will be performed by junior Kelsee Russler as Veronica, senior Colin Wood as Michael, sophomore Mykala Bazzelle and freshman Terence Christopher Scott (“Scottie”) as Alan. Senior Kayla Lindsay serves as assistant director and sophomore Gwendolyn Ray as stage manager.

The play, presented by special permission of Dramatists Play Service, will be performed in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Please note: This comedy contains adult language.

Tickets are $15 general admission, available online at flagler.universitytickets.com. Tickets may also be purchased directly at the box office beginning Monday Oct. 24, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain. Students (non-Flagler students) with their ID may receive a discounted $5 ticket. Flagler faculty, staff and students may obtain one free ticket directly at the box office. The box office phone number is 904-826-8600.

For more information on this performance or the Flagler College Department of Theatre Arts, please contact McCook at (904) 819-6401 ormccooka@flagler.edu. To visit Flagler Theatre productions, go to www.flagler.edu/theatre.

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Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 31 majors, 36 minors and two pre-professional programs. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark built in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.

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