Directed by Mark Klugheit
A comedy of manners only without the manners, God of Carnage tells the story of two upper middle class New York couples whose children have had a playground fight that cost one of them some teeth, and meet for an evening of civilized discussion to work things out. Violence, they want to show their children, is never the answer. But violence along with rage, hysteria, confrontation, and the stripped-bare fault lines of two relationships and four human beings are what they show their audience, and themselves, in ninety breathtaking minutes.
When the play opened on Broadway, the New York Times called it "a streamlined anatomy of the human animal [that] incites the kind of laughter that comes from the gut, as involuntary as hiccups or belching." Director Mark Klugheit, who has assembled a cast of actors well known for their work with many of Tucson's top companies, promises theater goers an evening filled with "Oh my God, did I just see that?" moments.
This is Steve's first appearance with Roadrunner Theatre, and he is grateful to have the opportunity to perform this role. Steve has performed in Tucson with The Rogue Theatre, AZ Onstage Productions, Live Theatre Workshop, and the Gaslight Theatre, as well as being featured in Student and Independent Films. Favorite roles include A.C. in The Death of Zukasky, Terrance in Breaking Legs, Harpagon in The Miser, and Scrooge in A Christmas Twist. Thanks to Mark and the rest of the cast and crew for a memorable journey, and thanks for supporting local theater!
Born and raised in Seattle, Nikki has three children and is a transplant to Arizona via her husband, who retired from the U.S. Army. She has won awards for Most Abstract Comedy in Phoenix FilmStock Film Festival Acting Competition and received Best Actor from Independent Film Arizona. Nikki has been seen on the IDTV channel's hit show, I'd Kill For You, Organ Stop Pizza commercials and on stage she played multiple roles in Bisbee's Obscure Productions' Love, Loss and What I Wore, Honk: the Musical, and Sylvia. She is also a dancer with Bella Madre Tribal and Dance Oasis.
Roger has been acting since high school, except for 25 years he took off to devote himself totally to his most cherished role of all, father. Favorite roles: 1965-1981: Macbeth, Oberon, Toby Beach (IT Summer Shakespeare), Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire (Key West, Tennessee Williams collaborating), Jerry in Zoo Story. 2006-present: Gaev in The Cherry Orchard, Father Willow in By the Bog of Cats (Rogue), Doug in Lemon Sky (LTW), Charlie in Seascape, George Pye in Humble Boy (Beowulf Alley), President Harding in Camping With Henry & Tom (IT), Beverly in August Osage County, Uncle Ben in Death of A Salesman, 3 roles in United (Winding Road), Xavier in By the Bogs of Cats and Frank in Body Awareness (Something Something).
India Osborne is delighted to be making her debut with Roadrunner Theatre. Most recently she has appeared in The Mouse Trap with St. Francis Theatre, By the Bog of Cats with Something Something Theatre, Elizabeth Rex (a staged reading) with Rogue Theatre and Move Over Mrs. Markham with Live Theatre Workshop. She is fortunate to have a beloved "day job" working as a rehabilitative speech-language pathologist at Northwest Medical Center.
Stage Manager - Arthur Rodger
ASM/Props - Jeri Cantrell
Set Design/Build - Michael Woodson, Mark Klugheit
Sound & Light Design - Brian McElroy
Videos - Matthew Ramirez
Box Office - Alta Dangel
Program - Renata Rauschen
Concessions - David Zinke