UPDATE: Congratulations to winners Amy Scott and Kyle Gutierrez.
ORIGINAL POST: Yasmina Reza, the acclaimed French playwright, knows her away around conflict on the stage. (Her play “Art,” the catalog of a conflict about modern art between a trio of friends, manages to seethe even as it pokes acerbic fun.) So you can imagine “God of Carnage,” the new Reza play (and winner of the 2009 Tony for Best Play) being produced by StageWorks Fresno. When two upscale couples meet together to try to resolve a playground dispute between their 11-year-old boys, the fireworks begin.
I talk with Shannon Eizenga, who plays one of the mothers in the play, for a story in today’s 7 section.
This is a short run — only two weekends — so you’ll have to plan ahead or you’ll miss it. It opens tonight at the Fresno Art Museum.
Good news for Beehive readers: I have four tickets to give away for performances next weekend. I can offer two tickets to the 2 p.m Saturday Sept. 21 matinee and two tickets to the 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21 evening performance. To enter, leave a comment on the Beehive post answering this question: Did you ever have a fight on the playground, and if so, did your parents get involved? Include which performance you’d like to attend — or indicate both if you’re flexible.
I’ll pick the winners at random. The deadline for entry is 3 p.m. Monday. One entry per person. I’ll be informing winners by email Monday evening, so please check yours. If you win, you’ll be able to pick your tickets up at Will Call. Rules are on the jump.
Photo: Terry Lewis as Alan Raleigh, far left, tries to pull Shannah Estep, portraying Veronica Novak, center, from her husband Michael Novak, portrayed by Chris Carsten, right. Bee photo by Eric Paul Zamora.
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