On The Verge audiences have learned to expect the unexpected. So when we elected to stage Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning comedy in a black box theatre instead of a real life living room, we added our own spin by double casting the roles with mostly real life couples. And we changed up the combinations every night, so each performance became a one-of-a-kind event and the show was new every night.
Cast: Tiffiney Baker, Allie Darden, Kim Dixon, Tim Hull, Adam Luckey, Bob Singleton, Lisa Thomas and Paul Thomas.
Director: Ave Lawyer
In God of Carnage real couples play couples at war
By Rich Copley
On the Verge has been Lexington’s on-the-move theater company, setting up its stages in locations appropriate to the plays it was performing. Among the venues have been a funeral home and a historical home. This weekend, the three-year-old company will present its first production in a theater: Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage at the Downtown Arts Center. This show has two quirks: There will be a changing cast of actors playing the two couples who come into conflict after their children have a playground squabble. And the couples are real-life couples… Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/11/1954308/in-god-of-carnage-real-couples.html#storylink=cpy
God of Carnage by On The Verge
By Rich Copley
Veronica and Michael Novak have asked Annette and Alan Raleigh over to their house for a polite discussion about the playground squabble that ended with the Raleigh’s son knocking two teeth out of the Novak’s son’s mouth. Yeah, like that’s going to happen.
Photos courtesy Lee Thomas Photography
Enduring thanks to LexArts, A Bloomin’ Miracle, Allan H. Davis, Angela Williams, Barbara Hinkle/HinkleStudio Graphics, Connie Miller, Don Simandl/ High Road Productions, Ellen Hellard,
John Campbell, Lee Thomas/Lee P. Thomas Photography, Lexington Public Library, Martha Campbell, Martha deReamer, Neil Kesterson/Dynamix Productions, Phil Griffin, Stephanie Peniston, Studio Players, Tim Campbell/ PromptSite, and William Appleby.