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'God of Carnage' to be performed in the SFA Downstage Theatre

February 10, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "God of Carnage" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Colleyville senior Michael Spencer directs this full-length play by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. "God of Carnage" is about two sets of parents who meet to discuss an altercation involving each of their sons. What begins as civilized conversation devolves into childish behavior and, eventually, chaos, according to Spencer.

The cast includes Katy senior Lauren Bowler as Veronica; San Antonio junior Kevin Holloway-Harris as Michael; Dallas sophomore Dominique Rider as Alan; and Frisco junior Shelby Gilliland as Annette.

The production staff includes Lauren Wijangco, Sugarland freshman, stage manager; Andy Bauerle, Conroe sophomore, scenic designer; Brianna Veselka, West senior, costume designer; Kaycee Counts, Gladewater senior, lighting designer; Lane Davidson, Denton freshman, sound designer; Angel Williams, Beaumont sophomore, props; and Amanda Lee, Houston junior, assistant stage manager.

Faculty production advisor for the play is Scott Shattuck.

Spencer first appeared on the Mainstage in the fall of 2012 in the School of Theatre's production of the musical "Little Shop of Horrors." He has since appeared in "Blood Wedding" and in the Downstage production of "W;t." Last semester, he directed the one-act play "The Man Who Turned into a Stick." He will play the role of Steve in the Mainstage production of "August: Osage County" later this spring.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu "God of Carnage" is recommended for mature audiences (teens or older).