God of Carnage | Sault Ste. Marie | In Your Eyes Projects

Huge thank you to all who came out and watched Yasmina Reza's outrageous

award-winner, GOD OF CARNAGE.

"There are so many layers to this tragi-comedy of manners (without the manners) and such intelligent treatment from directors and performers, that it presents an unforgettable night of theatre." Robin Waples (Sault Star)  

Author
Yasmina Reza

Yasmina Reza is a playwright and novelist whose works have been translated into more than thirty languages and include “Art” and God of Carnage, both winners of the Tony Award for Best Play. The film adaptation of the latter, Carnage, was directed by Roman Polanski in 2011. She has written six books, including Dawn Dusk or Night: A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy (Knopf, 2008). She lives in Paris.

Play

“Sticks and stones can break my bones” … but when Benjamin hits Henry at a nearby park, it starts two sets of parents on a comically explosive downhill slide from political correctness to character assassination. In this universally acclaimed new comedy by the author of Art, adults come together for a civilized evening of coffee, cake and conversation about their kids. But frayed nerves soon surface and the grownups begin to outdo their pugnacious children in bad behavior, disproving the notion that “words can never hurt me.” Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage is a hilariously harrowing look at the minefield of modern marriage.

 

"A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment."
NY Times

The Story

 

Following an altercation between two 11-year-old boys in Brooklyn’s upscale Cobble Hill neighborhood, resulting in the knocking out of two front teeth, the parents agree to meet to discuss the situation in a civilized manner over coffee and cake.  Their attempts at diplomacy soon give way to savage, animal instincts, the meeting quickly turning into an uproarious, hilarious standoff where loyalties within the relationships oddly shift and change and true feelings are revealed.  Ah. What a little rum will do!

 

The New York Times celebrated the Broadway premiere: “Reza’s streamlined anatomy of the human animal incites the kind of laughter that comes from the gut, as involuntary as hiccups or belching.”

Cast Bios
Sandra Forsell

At the age of 18, Sandra moved to Toronto to finish her last year of High School at ‘Etobicoke School of the Arts’.  From there she attended one of Canada’s most prestigious Theatre Schools; ‘National Theatre School of Canada’. 

 

You will have seen Sandra in such film and T.V. Productions as: “This is Wonderland”, “Covert One: The Hades Factor”, “Flash Point”, “Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures”, “Who is Clark Rockafeller” and “Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster” to name a few.  One of her proudest productions came in 2009 in the stage production of “Toronto the Good” at the Factory Theatre written by Andrew Moodie and directed by Philip Akin.  Most recently Sandra had the pleasure to be in the TIFF Top Ten Short Film “0 Negative”, written and directed by longtime friend Steven McCarthy.

Skye Stewart

After 10 years in community theatre, Skye Stewart is thrilled to work with the new and unconventional theatre company In Your Eyes Projects.

 

Recently, Skye directed for Family Life Theatre including, “The Fox on the Fairway”. With the Musical Comedy Guild, Skye played Ulla in “The Producers” and showcased her dance background in The Sault Symphony’s “White Christmas” as Judy. She studied dance at Sherry Walsh and Voice at Algoma University. On screen, Skye played Chloe in “The Story of Luke”, and in Northern Know-How videos, a Northern Financial Guide.

 

Skye loves cats and to cook… but never simultaneously.

Marc Beaudette

Marc is delighted to share the stage with a brilliant group of actors and friends under the direction of a very dynamic duo.

 

Marc returns to this very theatre after 25 years in New York and Toronto. His credits include Off-Broadway productions of "The Crucible" and "Fool For Love", TV appearances on "One Life To Live", "This Is Wonderland", and "Queer As Folk", as well as numerous American and Canadian national commercials (He once stole the Stanley Cup for Labatt's Blue).

 

These credits pale when compared with work here in The Soo with roles in Pull Chain Theatre, Family Life Theatre, Sault Theatre Workshop and now In Your Eyes Projects productions.

Steve Ancic

 Originally from Toronto, Steve immediately found a home in the local theatre community. His debut was as the Pirate King in the Musical Comedy Guild’s Pirates of Penzance, and then followed up as Inspector Clouseau in Sault Theatre Workshop’s The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

 

He has had roles in STW’s Having Hope at Home, the Quonta staged Sugar Bean Sisters and he most recently participated in Family Life Theatre’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner.

 

An avid SCUBA diver, in his spare time, Steve helps teach those eager to learn the sport.  

Cast

Veronica Novak........... Sandra Forsell

Michael Novak............. Steve Ancic

Annette Raleigh........... Skye Stewart

Alan Raleigh................. Marc Beaudette

Directors
Loretta Durat & Joseph Lauzon
Stage Manager
Terri-Lynn Maniacco
Photography

Kevanna Fine Photography.   Visit their website here.

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