The Statesman Journal review is out: “The humor is sure to tickle, and possibly provoke, your inner child.”
Pentacle Theatre opened a comedy double header—a production of two one acts—May 29.
The performances begin with the electric God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.
Set in present-day New York City, God of Carnage tells a tale of two married couples who meet for the first time after their sons have had a nasty playground tangle. Any attempts at having a civilized conversation about whose child is responsible for the fight, and how the parents may have influenced their sons’ destructive behavior, quickly devolves into finger pointing and name-calling.
The second act is the hilarious The Book of Liz by David Sedaris & Amy Sedaris.
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock makes cheeseballs—traditional and smoky—that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. Sister Elizabeth feels unappreciated among her cloister, so she decides to try her luck in the outside world.
Heather Toller directs Pamela Bilderbeck, Jeff Sanders, Michael Swanson and Erika Zuelke in God of Carnage. Jeff Brownson, Deborah Johansen, Robert Salberg and Susan Schoaps perform in The Book of Liz.
Tickets for low-income persons: In partnership with Salem for All, Pentacle Theatre offers two-for-one tickets to Oregon Trail Card holders. Purchase at the theater box office on the day of the show. For information, go to salemforall.org.