Marietta College To Host West Virginia Theater Troupe

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The Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association and Marietta College have teamed up to present a special performance from The Charleston Stage Company.

The theater troupe's new production, God of Carnage, "shows more about real family life than most of what’s supposed to be reality on television," according to a press release.

Based on the 2009 Broadway hit by Yazmina Reza, the dark comedy was later adapted for the screen by Roman Polanski (Carnage, 2011).

In this stage production, Geoff Coward directs Rob Boone (as Alan Raleigh), Kim Javins (Annette Raleigh), Bethany Cline (Veronica Novak) and Greg Harpold (Michael Novak) as two couples who are brought together when their young sons get into a fight and, over the course of an evening, end up having some altercations of their own.

Now in its 20th season, the Charleston Stage Company has grown and evolved into a significant cultural presence in Charleston and the Kanawha Valley.

It is the only theater group in West Virginia ever to win the Southeastern Theatre Conference's Regional Theatre Festival and the only theater group in the Charleston area which is actively involved in arts education.

God of Carnage will be performed on Feb. 1 and 2 at the Hermann Fine Arts Center on the Marietta College campus. Show times are at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Colony Theatre Office at 222 ½ Putnam Street in Marietta (740-373-0894) and can be mailed or picked up at the door a half hour before each performance.