From the moment she first read God of Carnage while sitting on the sidewalk in New Orleans, theatre professor Amy Sarno knew she had to stage it.
The play debuts at Beloit College tonight, featuring four student actors:
- Patrick Firme’13
- Calago Hipps’15 (pictured above, right)
- Melina Montesino’15
- Simone Stadler’13 (pictured above)
Though the storyline and landscape—parents discussing their childrens’ altercation, in Brooklyn—may seem not at all similar to the environment of a small liberal arts college, there’s still a theme that resonates, according to Sarno.
“God of Carnage is quite poignant to me as an educator. Many of my students are likely to become lawyers, wealth managers, socially conscious writers and entrepreneurs some day. Here at Beloit, they're learning how to perform adulthood,” she says. “But, you know what? Underneath that performance, underneath all that education, every one of us is just a little kid with a wild id running amok.”
God of Carnage will run this weekend (Thursday through Saturday) and next with performances at 8 p.m. in Kresge Theatre; tickets are available before the performance or by calling the box office at ext. 2755. Student tickets are $4, and faculty/staff tickets are $5.