For dedicated theater-goers, even summer doesn’t lack in theatrical productions, nor do the productions disappoint. CATS Playhouse opened God of Carnage this past weekend in a premiere for new director Reagan Sudduth.
“I really have enjoyed directing, especially this fun show,” said Sudduth. “I would love to thank my cast and crew for all of their support. It’s been such an amazing learning experience for me.”
God of Carnage centers around two pairs of parents who have met to discuss an altercation between their children in the park. As the meeting goes on, the parents become increasingly childish and irrational until the evening falls into chaos. The play can be classified as black comedy due to some adult content, but also examines how even adults can resort to being children themselves.
Although theatre can provide a fun family outing, anyone considering attending a show should research the play beforehand. Many shows have adult content involved, and while it may add to the art of the show, it may also be unsuitable for children and families. Take precaution when attending an unfamiliar show.
Sudduth, his crew, and cast of four have worked hard to bring this show to the stage. Despite the distinct theater surroundings, the atmosphere of the set feels akin to a family living room, helping the audience to feel more engaged in the story.
The remaining shows perform Friday and Saturday nights the 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th of July at 7:30. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults.