Summit Playhouse will host a "Talk Back" with Monica Carsky, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, 286 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017.
Dr. Carsky will join the cast of GOD OF CARNAGE on Saturday evening, March 2, 2013 after the performance concludes (approximately 9:45 p.m.) to discuss with the cast, director and audience members, themes of the play and give a Psychologist's perspective.
Audience members who choose to stay may do so at no additional cost and are free to leave at any time.
GOD OF CARNAGE after two 11 year olds get involved in a squabble, the parents of both children meet to discuss the matter. As the evening goes on, the meeting degenerates into the four getting into irrational arguments, causing the discussion to drift far afield. "...delivers the cathartic release of watching other people?s marriages go boom. A study in the tension between a civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment."-NY Times. "Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's best work since "Art"-Variety.
GOD OF CARNAGE is running at the Summit Playhouse February 22, 23, 28 and March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under). For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 800-838-3006.
The Summit Playhouse's production of GOD OF CARNAGE is directed by Chase Newhart and is produced by Joann Scanlon and Pam Heller. Featuring Michael King, Bob Mackasek, Claire McKinney and Elizabeth Royce.
Since its founding in 1918, the Summit Playhouse has produced over 300 productions, making it one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the United States. The historic institution is devoted to maintaining the practice of theatre arts and encouraging those interested in all aspects of the performing arts and its operations.
The Playhouse presents three shows a year: a Fall show in October and November, a Winter show in February and March, and a Spring show in April and May. During the Summer, Kaleidoscope theater for youth, presents a production for - and with! - students. The Playhouse is located off Springfield Avenue, just west of the Summit business district. The Playhouse's original stone structure was constructed in 1891 and housed Summit?s first library.