Two Broadway veterans are bringing a Tony Award-winning show to the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse. Jennifer Cody and Jeremy Kushnier star in God of Carnage.
An innocent squabble over a playground incident between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the first meeting progresses, tensions emerge and the gloves come off leaving the couples with little more than just their dedicated principles in shreds. This comedic play will take audiences on an entertaining journey with an all-out, fur flying, hilarious brawl between two couples.-A description of the show from the Redhouse’s website
“A lot of parents can get down with having this moment where they are like ‘my kid did this,’ or ‘something happened to my kid,’ and now we have to get together as adults,” says Kushiner.
Although the title of the play does not sound like it, the Redhouse promises that God of Carnage is actually a comedy. It’s being directed by Broadway veteran Hunter Foster, the Redhouse’s Artistic Director who recently directed his first production at the theater, Rent.
“I think of all the plays I have done, this is more of a sporting event” says Cody. “Some people are going to root for one team, another will root for the other team and it will switch halfway through.”
Cody’s Broadway credits include A Christmas Story, Shrek, Pajama Game (original revival company), Taboo (original company), Urinetown the Musical (original company), Seussical the Musical (original company), Beauty and The Beast, Grease, Cats and more. Her voice can be heard on many cartoons including her award winning role as Charlotte La Bouff in Disney’s The Princess and The Frog.
Kushnier created the role of Ren McCormick in his Broadway debut in Footloose. His other Broadway credits include Rent, Jersey Boys and Jesus Christ Superstar and he’s appeared in several national tours including Tommy, Rent, Elton John’s Aida and Next To Normal.
God of Carnage runs November 7th to the 17th at the Redhouse Arts Center, located at 400 South Salina Street in Syracuse.
If you want to see the show, here are the dates and times of the scheduled performances:
Thursday, November 7th at 7pm
Friday, November 8th at 8pm
Saturday, November 9th at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, Nov 10th at 2pm
Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Friday, November 15th at 8pm
Saturday, November 16th at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, November 17th at 2pm
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets online. You can also call 315-362-2785.