Auditions for the DAC Stage production of the 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, are being held on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Darien Arts Center Weatherstone Studio, located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. Call backs to be determined. Mark Graham, a seasoned director with a master’s degree in theater, plus experience directing over 50 plays, will direct the comedy. This production will run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15.

Those auditioning for the show will be asked to read from several scenes from the play.  God of Carnage is a comedy that captures an evening in the lives of two couples living in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident involving their children.  As the evening wears on, 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 cell phone; 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 of a book on Darfur, with judgmental attitudes who struggles to remain civil.

More info: darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.