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Theatre Young Harris to Present God of Carnage as Part of Studio Series
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present two performances of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, in Dobbs Theatre located inside Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The performances are free and open to the public.
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? From playwright Yasmina Reza comes one of the most lauded plays of the decade and the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play.
The production is directed by senior theatre major Evan McLean of Woodstock, Ga., and features freshman Justin Hermosilla of Lawrenceville, Ga., as Alan, freshman Carrie Moll of Suwanee, Ga., as Annette, freshman Tre Wright of Martin, Ga., as Michael, and freshman Sarah Stogsdill of Shalimar, Fla., as Veronica.
God of Carnage is part of Theatre Young Harris’s Studio Series, which was created to give additional performance opportunities to students pursuing careers in theatre or musical theatre. The series consists of three productions throughout the academic year.
Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to students, faculty and staff of Young Harris College as well as the community.
For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.