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God of Carnage

November 2, 2012

Brian Scharfenberg, Moriah Ophardt, Johnny Russell, and Melissa Brobeck. Photo by James Dreussi.

Often times there is a disconnect between how theatre should be and the reality of the situation, but sometimes you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a production that is collaborative theatre at its very, very best. God of Carnage has been just that for me. It has been one of the best theatrical experiences of my life, even when schlepping a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old with me to every rehearsal and working on minimal sleep. Yes, that good. (I can’t even imagine what it would have been like if I had been sleeping at night.) It’s incredibly exciting to be part of a show that leaves the audience thinking and questioning at the end of the performance. Last Saturday night’s audience sat in silence after the lights went out. Some of them said they just wanted to give us a minute. Silent applause is potent.

And it’s absolutely incredible to be part of an ensemble like this one. I’m not sure if gets much better than working with my friends Craig, Moriah, Johnny, and of course, Brian. Thank you, friends. I love you.

I’ve posted review snippets on my press page, but you can check out the full reviews here and here. I know that most of you won’t be able to see it, but if you’re in the area, I sincerely hope you’ll come to the show. It’s dark, funny, honest, and will leaving you feeling something, whether you like it or not.

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