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White Gloves Come Off in ‘God of Carnage’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 3 to 12

1/17/17


From left, Roman Sohor of Old Bridge as Michael Novak, Keenan Westcott as Alan Raleigh and Kyla Donnelly as Annette Raleigh. Not pictured: Cat Miller as Veronica Novak. Photo by Robert A. Terrano.

The conversation begins to get sloppy as alcohol is consumed and social niceties give way to emotional and physical outbursts. Trying to stay calm are Michael Novak (Roman Sohor) and Annette Raleigh (Kyla Donnelly). Photo by Robert Terrano.

Frequent cell phone interruptions by busy lawyer Alan Raleigh (Kyrus Keenan Westcott) add to the tension. Photo by Robert Teranno.

West Windsor, N.J. – It’s a comedy of manners – without the manners! PinnWorth Productions presents “God of Carnage” at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre for a rockin’, sockin’ good time Fridays, Feb. 3 and 10 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Feb. 3.

A playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys brings their parents together to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting wears on, and the rum starts to flow, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their principles in tatters. Audiences will laugh and cringe at this internationally acclaimed comedy that takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth – Parenthood.

Starring in this four-character romp are the hosting couple, Roman Sohor of Old Bridge as Michael Novak and Cat Miller of Bristol, Pa., as Veronica Novak, and the visiting couple, Kyrus Keenan Westcott of Hamilton as Alan Raleigh and Kyla Donnelly of Levittown, Pa., as Annette Raleigh.

“Playwright Yasmina Reza’s scathing show elevates – or maybe lowers – parental oversight to places it should never go,” says director LouJ Stalsworth. “I respond to this show because dialogue is my favorite part of any show. This one is filled with the sort of smart-mouthed, clever lines that we all wish we had said and only think of after the event. Or if we do think of them in the heat of argument, the manners our mother taught us kick in and we say nothing.”

“God of Carnage” was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2009; it won three, including Best Play.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students. (This show is not recommended for children.)  Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.

For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

2016-17 Kelsey Schedule
Kelsey Theatre Website
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