(BOSTON) — In conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Yasmina Reza's international comedy sensation, the Tony Award-winning GOD OF CARNAGE, The Boston Globe's "Love Letters" columnist Meredith Goldstein and "Miss Conduct" columnist Robin Abrahams will discuss the messy relationships and bad manners depicted in the play at the post-show Humanities Forum on Sunday, January 29 immediately following the 2pm performance.
Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. Her column "Love Letters," a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn, receives approximately one million page views every month on Boston.com. "Love Letters" appears in print every Saturday. Penguin/Plume will release her first novel, The Singles, on April 24, 2012. A story about complicated relationships, it has been optioned for film by Lime Orchard Productions, which is run by actress Jami Gertz. Ms. Goldstein was born in New Jersey, raised in Maryland, went to Syracuse University, and now lives in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Robin Abrahams writes the popular "Miss Conduct" social advice column for The Boston Globe Sunday magazine, and is the author of the book Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners, a guide to social life in 21st century America. She is involved in the local theatre scene as a board member for Underground Railway Theater and associate producer for Blood Rose Rising. Ms. Abrahams works as a researcher at Harvard Business School and has co-authored artivles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Reviews, and The Wall Street Journal. A Cambridge resident with a PhD. in research psychology from Boston University, she hosts a regular segment called "Social Studies" on WGBH radio's "Emily Roony Show," appears frequently on radio and television and in print venues and maintains two blogs: robinabrahams.com and boston.com/missconduct. Her first book, Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners, is available.
In the Broadway and international sensation God of Carnage, two sets of seemingly disparate parents meet for the first time. When Annette and Alan Raleigh's son hits Michael and Veronica Novak's with a stick in a nasty schoolyard tangle, the two couples meet to discuss the problem. But all attempts at civilized discussion quickly devolve into childlike behavior in this fast, furious, and very funny comedy of bad manners that Variety calls "savagely entertaining," and The New Yorker calls, "ninety minutes of sustained mayhem." Directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell on Broadway, Falsettos at the Huntington), the Huntington's production features Broadway veterans Brooks Ashmanskas, Stephen Bogardus, Johanna Day, and Christy Pusz.
ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON
Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston's leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.