• Brileigh Boyce

"God of Carnage" takes center stage

Cast members (from the left) Eric Fetske, Brenna Heupel (seated), Maddie Thompson, and Dan Fagan rehearse for their upcoming performance in "God of Carnage."  The play runs from Oct. 19-22 in Aleshire.

Senior Maddie Thompson is excited to see how the audience reacts to the play, “God of Carnage,” winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.

“God of Carnage,” directed by associate professor Aili Smith, is about two sets of parents who sit down to talk about an incident that happened between their sons. What begins as mature, civil discussion turns comical when the adults begin behaving like children.

Thompson earned the role of Annette, a wealth manager married to Alan, a lawyer, played by Dan Fagan. Eric Fetske plays Michael and Brenna Heupel plays Veronica.

The cast has been rehearsing since early last month.

“Rehearsals are going really well,” Thompson said. “This cast is incredible to work with, and our director is one of the best. The show is in a great place, and we are very excited to open next week.”

Thompson thinks the title leads people to believe that this is a drama or a tragedy, but it is not. She says the audience is in for a treat.

“I want the audience to feel happy. I want them to laugh. I want them to relate to these characters. They are all very extreme, but I think we can all relate to parts of them,” Thompson said.

The show runs Oct. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. MSU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with MSU ID.

To make reservations, call 701- 858-3172. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

The play contains strong language and mature content.

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