Saturday, October 8, 2016

God of Carnage
Miners Alley Playhouse: 9/9 – 10/16

L-R: Augustus Truhn, Lisa DeCaro,Mark Collins and Emily Paton-Davies( Photo credit: Sarah Roshan Photography)

In 2009 Yasmina Reza’s play, “God of Carnage” received The Olivier Award for Best Play in London. That same year it received three Tony Awards.
     After attending last evening’s performance of this play at Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden, it’s hard to imagine that either of those award-winning productions could have been better.
     It’s a phenomenally well written play and Len Matheo’s direction brings out all the hilarious wit and subtext with true professional artistry.
     Matheo has cast the play with four of Colorado’s most talented actors: Augustus Truhn, Lisa DeCaro, Emily Paton Davies and Mark Collins.
   As one enters the theatre the wash of color and texture created by Jonathan Scott McKean sets the scene for this upper middle class environment so beautifully.
     Two young couples meet to discuss a violent episode that occurred on the school playground involving their sons.
In short order one begins to see where the children’s behaviors originated.This is the perfect antidote to the election year blues.

     Deliciously written , masterfully directed and so well cast, the evening proves a complete delight.

Miners Alley Playhouse
Sept. 9 – Oct. 16
"God of Carnage"
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children?
Fri/Sat @ 7:30.p.m. Sun. @ 6 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 16 @ 2 p.m.
$27 Adult/$24 Senior/$16 Child 12/Under
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401303-935-3044 or online at
Adult content, strong language.

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