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'God of Carnage' going onstage in Westport

Published 4:34 pm, Thursday, January 30, 2014
  • The cast of "God of Carnage,"  from left: John Flaherty, Marty Bongfeldt, Cynthia Hannah and Jim Schilling are appearing in the show from Jan. 31 through Feb. 16 at Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    The cast of "God of Carnage," from left: John Flaherty, Marty Bongfeldt, Cynthia Hannah and Jim Schilling are appearing in the show from Jan. 31 through Feb. 16 at Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage continues its season with the Tony Award-winning comedy "God of Carnage" Friday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, Feb. 16 .

"God of Carnage" is about two married couples that meet to sort out a playground fight between their sons. At first, niceties are observed, but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all. Written by Yasmina Reza, the play garnered three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play of the Season. It is also remembered as the last Broadway appearance of actor James Gandolfini.

The MainStage cast includes Marty Bongfeldt ,of Danbury, John Flaherty, of Norwalk, Cynthia Hannah, of Wilton and Jim Schilling, of Bridgeport. "God of Carnage" is directed by Mark Torres, of Norwalk, who is making his MTC directorial debut.

Each performance is followed by a wine and cheese reception where the audience is invited to meet the actors and production team.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East. Tickets range from $25-$45, with a $5 discount for seniors and students. For tickets, call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com. The 2013-14 MTC MainStage season continues with the world's longest-running musical, "The Fantasticks," April 11 to May 4.