Framingham Comedy Counts on Wellesley's Cheryl Litster
We all need to laugh, so head to Framingham’s Amazing Things Arts Center for the hilarious God of Carnage, by Yazmina Reza (translated by Christopher Hampton), July 13-22. Affordable tickets, free parking, and laughter therapy – in your own backyard!
This fast-paced comedy, which won both the Tony and Olivier Awards in 2009 for best play, is a comedy of manners ...without the manners. After a playground altercation between two eleven-year-old boys, the boys' parents meet to sort it out in a civilized manner. As the rum flows, the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
The production is lucky to have the skill and expertise of Wellesley’s Cheryl Litster to coordinate props and set dressing. Cheryl, who has worked with Amazing Things' theater group since 2007, attributes her success to her status as a “Licensed Hunter/Gatherer and Certified Mendicant.” She encourages people to come to the show and enjoy live theater that resonates with real life situations. Cheryl’s interest in theater evolved from auditing courses at Wellesley College. The Theater Department continues to be generous in loaning props and costumes.
The Framingham production features Lis Adams and Cliff Blake as Veronica and Michael Novak, and Lida McGirr and Webb Tilney as Annette and Alan Raleigh.
WHAT: GOD OF CARNAGE – comedy
WHEN: July 13, 14, 20, & 21 at 8PM; July 15 & 22 at 2PM
WHERE: Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. /Rt. 126, Framingham
The show is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $18 ($17 for students & seniors, $15 for members). For tickets and directions, go to www.amazingthings.org or call 508-405-ARTS (2787). Directed by Sandy Clifford; produced by Susan Lanspery.
Don't just take our word for it....
- “A familiar comic journey from A to B, but it travels first class.’’ -New York Times
- “Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. Reza's sharpest work since ‘Art.’ ” –Variety
- “[Reza] cannily manipulates social observations that appeal to vast audiences and creates characters that bring out the best in actors.” -NY Newsday