SJ Rep Presents "God of Carnage" - Fact Sheet

Thursday, February 23, 2012 — "God of Carnage" at San Jose Repertory Theatre: March 22 - April 15, 2012

God of Carnage

Fact Sheet

Who: By Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Rick Lombardo

Co-production with Arizona Theatre Company

Collaborators: Kent Doresey (Scenic Designer), Kish Finnegan (Costume Designer), David Lee Cuthbert (Lighting Designer), Brian Jerome Peterson (Sound Designer), Brent Gibbs (Fight Director), Timothy Toothman (Stage Manager), Laxmi Kumaran (Assistant Stage Manager)


Cast: Benajmin Evett (Alan), Joey Parsons (Annette), Amy Resnick (Veronica), Bob Sorenson (Micahel)

What: This sharp-edged comedy takes us on a rollercoaster ride to twisted depths and hilarious contradictions when "grown-ups" are called upon to tidy up children’s messes. Two sets of parents try to put their best foot forward to deal with the aftermath of a playground altercation between their sons. But any attempt at having a civilized conversation quickly devolves into a hysterical night of name calling, finger-pointing and throwing things. The men gang up on the women, the women gang up on the men, and what begins as a calm, rational debate among adults becomes a journey into the heart of human chaos and savage instinct.

“Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly.” -New York Times

Approx. Performance Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

Where: San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

When: Begins: March 22, 2012
Ends: April 15, 2012

Press Opening Night: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm


How Much: $29.00-$74.00
Tickets available by phone: 408.367.7255; Tickets available online:

Tickets available in-person: 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113


Students (full-time, with valid ID) - starting at $10

Seniors (65 years +) and Teachers  - $6 off tickets (all performances, all seats)

ADA or ASL discount - $6 off your ticket and your companion’s ticket.

Subscriber Single Ticket Discount - $6

Rush Ticket Discounts - $15 for sold out performances only.


What: Insight Night: From conception to casting, San Jose Rep’s FREE Insight Nights offer a rare glimpse into the building of a production. Join Artistic Director Rick Lombardo and other artists and local experts as they share insights into the themes and creative process of our upcoming production, God of Carnage.

When: Monday, March 19, 2012, 7-8 pm

Where: San Jose Repertory Theatre

Prices: FREE


How:               Please RSVP by calling the Box Office at 408.367.7255


What:              Pay What You Will Night is an extensive community outreach program that supports the company’s mission of accessibility and affordability of every member of the community. It is also one more way of broadening our audience and the community conversation that surrounds great theatre.

When:            Thursday, March 22, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Where:           San Jose Repertory Theatre

Prices:            A suggested ticket price of $10 is requested however, any amount will be accepted.

No handling or facility fee will be assessed on any ticket.

How:               Tickets are only available in-person at the Box Office. Tickets will go on sale March 15, 2012 (one week prior to Pay What You Will night).


What: Afters! takes place in the lobby after Opening Night. It is the San Jose Rep’s opening night post-show celebration that allows our patrons the chance to experience the thrill of opening night with the cast, artistic staff and fellow theatre-goers.

When: Following the Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 7:30 pm performance

Where: San Jose Repertory Theatre

Prices: Included in price of ticket


How:               Call the Box Office at 408.367.7255 or purchase tickets online at


What: Post Show Discussions: Join the cast and artistic staff in a presentation/panel discussion about the artistic process behind God of Carnage after every matinee performance..

When: March 25, 31 and April 1, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, 2012 after the matinee shows

Where: San Jose Repertory Theatre

Prices: Included in price of ticket

How:               Call the Box Office at 408.367.7255 or purchase tickets online at


What: Creative Playshops: Creative Playshops for kids are held during each Saturday matinee for ages 6 to 12 in the San Jose Rep’s upstairs studio theatre. Led by San Jose Rep professionals, these Playshops explore their imagination through interactive theatre activities related to the themes of the play. Just drop the kids off before the show, enjoy the performance, and pick them up afterward.

When: Saturdays, March 31, and April 7, 14, 2012 during matinee shows

Where: San Jose Repertory Theatre

Prices: Single Playshop tickets: $10, Playshop subscriptions: $56


How:               Call the Box Office at 408.367.7255. Tickets not available online.


What: ASL-Interpretation: Accessible performance and post-show discussion for our Deaf and hearing-impaired patrons.

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 3pm

Where: San Jose Repertory Theatre


How:               For tickets or info, please call the Box Office at

408.367.7255 VOICE


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