Stark Naked Theatre Company
Kim Tobin-Lehl & Philip Lehl, Co-Executive Directors
God of Carnage
Translated by Christopher Hampton
This show is dedicated to the memory of Beatrice Terry.
Cover photo by Gabriella Nissen
Veronica ................................. Kim Tobin *
*members of Actors Equity Association, the Union of professional stage actors
February 21– March 9, 2013
God of Carnage is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
God of Carnage was produced on Broadway by Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, the Weinstein Company, and the Shubert Organization.
Stark Naked Theatre Company is a beneficiary of the Capacity Building Initiative supported by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
Beatrice Terry 1960–2012
When we decided to produce God of Carnage, we were immediately reminded of the passing last year of our dear friend, Beatrice Terry.
Bea was a great director. She enjoyed great success on the Broadway stage, assisting Michael Mayer on Spring Awakening, Chris Ashley on Memphis and Leap of Faith, David Jones on The Caretaker, and Matthew Warchus on both La Bete, and also the play we bring you tonight: God of Carnage. Bea's job on that show was to make sure that the cast (consisting of James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels, and Hope Davis—ALL Hollywood stars) stayed faithful to the original direction. And later, when that cast moved to the Geffen Theatre in LA, Bea restaged it there. Needless to say, in addition to being a great director, Bea was also a great diplomat!
Some of her other credits are: Off-Broadway: Accident and My Father's Funeral at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Double Infidelity and Measure for Measure at The Pearl, The Germ Product at New Georges and Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama! at HERE Arts Center. Regional: Home at North Carolina Stage, Betrayal and "Art" at Vermont Stage, and Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama! at the McCarter Theatre and the Broward Center for the Arts. International: La Bete on the West End in London, and two national tours of Sweden with Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama! Bea was also the recipient of an NEA/TCG Fellowship and a Drama League Fellowship.
Her wife, Gretchen Michelfeld (a fine actor and playwright) and son, Beckett Lopez, survive her, and carry her spark with them.
Bea's parents, Ray and Bru Lopez; and sisters, Nancy Lopez, and Lisa Bonassin, live in Houston, and Bea spent some of her childhood years here (where she was known by her birth name: Terry Lopez.) We had hoped to have Bea direct us in something—sort of an artistic homecoming for her, we thought. But fate, sadly, intervened.
So, we here at Stark Naked, dedicate this production to the memory of our friend and colleague in the theatre, Beatrice Terry Lopez.