Auditions for the Darien Arts Center Stage's production of "God of Carnage," the 2009 Tony Award winner for best play, will be conducted from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

The auditions will take place at the DAC's Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Road. Those auditioning for the show will be asked to read from several scenes from the play. Call backs to be determined.

Mark Graham, who has a master's degree in theater and experience leading more than 50 plays, will direct the comedy by Yasmina Reza.

The production will run Oct. 31 through Nov. 15.

"God of Carnage" is a comedy that captures an evening in the lives of two couples residing in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident involving their children. As the evening progresses, the polite veneers break down.

There are two male and two female roles: Alan Raleigh, aged 35 to 45, a lawyer with no manners, rude, sexist and obsessed with his cellphone; Annette Raleigh, aged 35 to 45, a career woman in wealth management, with little self confidence who lives on the verge of panic; Michael Novak, aged 35 to 45, who is rough around the edges, uncouth and racially biased; and Veronica Novak, aged 35 to 45, a writer with judgmental attitudes who struggles to remain civil.

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