Sunday, March 29, 2009

@ the stagedoor: JEFF DANIELS, star of GOD OF CARNAGE

Seen outside the stagedoor of the Jacobs Theatre earlier today was American actor, playwright and musician JEFF DANIELS, star of the play GOD OF CARNAGE. Synopsis: Two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children. Will it be a calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or will it turn into a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?
Daniels is known for his movie roles in Speed, Terms of Endearment, Dumb & Dumber, Gettysburg, Arachnophobia, Because of Winn-Dixie, and The Squid and the Whale. On stage, Daniels has starred in a number of New York productions, on and off Broadway. On Broadway, he has appeared in Lanford Wilson's Redwood Curtain, A. R. Gurney's The Golden Age and Wilson's Fifth of July, for which he won a Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor. Off-Broadway, he received a Drama Desk nomination for Wilson's Lemon Sky, and an Obie Award for his performance in the Circle Repertory Company production of Johnny Got His Gun. He currently appears in Broadway's God of Carnage with Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis and James Gandolfini. In 1986, Daniels moved his home to the town where he and his wife grew up, Chelsea, Michigan. Five years later, he founded the regionally-acclaimed Purple Rose Theatre Company, a non-profit professional theatre company. He is currently Executive Director of PRTC, and has written 11 plays for the company.

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