WANT TO GO?
"God of Carnage"
Presented by Charleston Stage Company
WHERE: Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Jan. 24-26
TICKETS: Adults $15, students and seniors $10INFO: 304-343-5272 or www.charlestonstagecompany.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kim Javins has done a fair amount of theater. She's sung her way through musicals with the Charleston Light Opera Guild. She played Sandy in the group's production of "Grease" and was Daisy Mae in two different productions of "Li'l Abner."
"I've done a couple of Kanawha Players shows," she said. "And I've recently started doing some stuff with Children's Theatre."
Javins loves the theater, but until now she's always stuck to roles with singing. Thursday, she breaks new personal ground as an actor when she appears in Charleston Stage Company's production of "God of Carnage," a decidedly non-musical black comedy.
"God of Carnage" revolves around two sets of parents -- one middle-class, the other wealthy -- who meet to discuss an incident between their two children on the playground. The son of the wealthy couple hit the son of the middle-class child with a stick and knocked out a couple of teeth. The parents have come together to talk it out.
Javins plays Annette, the mother of the apparently guilty child. Rob Boone plays her husband. Bethany Cline and Greg Harpold make up the other couple.
Javins said ordinarily she gives regular theater a wide berth.
"But one of my best friends, Bethany Cline, called me. She plays Veronica, the other mother, and she's completely legit," Javins said. "She majored in theater and has done lots of straight theater."