Two eleven year old boys were recently playing in the Mason Rice playground. They began arguing and then Benjamin Raleigh picked up a stick and struck Henry Novak in the face and broke two of his teeth. That night the Raleigh parents met the Novak parents at their home in an attempt to sort out the unpleasant situation. They began to draft a written statement attesting to all of the facts of the incident. At first they seemed on a path to sort the unpleasantness out but quickly things began to spiral completely out of control.
If you check the police blotter you won’t find any record of this incident but if you come to see the Newton Nomadic Theater’s upcoming production of God of Carnage you’ll be a fly on the wall as the story unfolds.
The Tony award winning God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza was originally set in France but we’ve moved the action to Newton and recruited the acclaimed Paula Plum to direct a fabulous cast of four featuring Linda Goetz (Doubt, A Picasso), Billy Meleady (All in the Timing, Turn of the Screw), Noni Lewis (All in the Timing, Molly Sweeney) and Newton Nomadic newcomer Conor Moroney.
The show will open next week at Gregorian Rugs on Fri and Sat and over the next five weeks will move to Bocca Bella Bistro, Henry Finch & Pat Robinson’s living room, the Newton Community Farms barn, a matinee show in a barn in Sudbury, the Union Church in Waban and Dunn Gaherins Pub in Upper Falls.
Join us for opening weekend at Gregorians and we’ll give you discounted tickets ($5 off). Don’t miss it! Tickets and more info available here