Williston's Entertainment, Inc! has been an integral part of the community since 1981, with volunteers dedicating their efforts each season to craft four to five productions. Personally connected through a friend who has graced many of the performances, I attend as many shows as possible, and have found immense enjoyment in their variety.

Among the productions this season, "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie, directed by Sarah Favorite, stood as a timeless mystery. Meanwhile, "A Christmas Carol" by Patrick Barlow, directed by Jim Ryen, offered a fresh perspective with a minimal cast breathing life into familiar characters. Additionally, "Escape to Margaritaville" by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley featured the music of Jimmy Buffet, with crowd sing-alongs adding to the lively atmosphere. Attendees also indulged in Cheeseburgers (in paradise) and tropical drinks, enhancing the island vibe of the experience.

Now, as they prepare for the season's finale, "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and directed by JC LaBar, takes center stage. Sponsored by Handy Andy's Nursery, this production delves into the collision of two sets of Brooklyn parents addressing a playground altercation, evolving from civility to uproar, all with a comedic flair.

"God of Carnage" is described as a comedy of manners... without the manners. It's a Best Play Tony Award Winner, Best New Comedy Olivier Award Winner, and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Consider yourself warned, as the show's mature content and language is not suitable for children under 16 or adults who may be offended by vulgar language. The cast features Gio Johnson as Michael, Anna Nelson as Veronica, Steve Johnson as Alan and Susan LaBar, as Annette.

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All performances at the Old Armory Theater are scheduled for 7:00pm on Thursday, April 11, Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, with an additional 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, April 14. Adult admission prices are set at $20. To reserve tickets, please call 701.577.3179. Or enjoy the show for free by volunteering, with various opportunities available, including ticket sales and ushering.

Actor Jeff Daniels, renowned for his performance in the original Broadway production, aptly noted, "You have this blind spot on your own kid, and that’s why I think the play succeeds so well with an audience."

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