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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Stars in ‘God of Carnage!’

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If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can see GENERAL HOSPITAL star Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) starring in God of Carnage at the Odyssey Theatre! The play previews on Thursday, May 12, and then runs from Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 29. “Thrilled to be visiting the stage in such an amazing play,” the actress exclaimed on Twitter when the news broke. “Thank you, GH, for making timing possible.”

LoCicero explained that the soap has always been helpful in working with its stars to schedule side projects whenever possible. “It’s a short run,” she told Soap Opera Digest, “and they’ve always been wonderful with me and the other actors when it comes to working things out. They want us to stretch ourselves and be the best artists we can be. I’m very grateful to them for helping me work this all out.”

God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, centers around two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other. Originally in French, it was translated to English and originally premiered in London in 2008 before moving to Broadway in 2009. The original Broadway cast starred Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden and over the years actors like Christine Lahti, Jimmy Smitts, Annie Potts, Dylan Baker, and Lucy Liu have starred in the show.

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GH fans know LoCicero can play a serious Mama Bear!ABC/Christopher Willard

The director of this Los Angeles production, Peter Allas, reached out to LoCicero to star in the play. “He was someone I had worked with some years ago and he was putting this play together,” she revealed. “I guess he just thought that I would bring to the table what he saw in the character, which I was really honored to hear.”

After a single read-through over Zoom, the actress was excited to get into proper rehearsals. “It’s very funny,” LoCicero said of the show, “but it’s also very keenly observed and very emotional, as well, with a lot of physical comedy and visual comedy. It’s a wonderful play and it’s very fast-paced, both for the actors and the audience, hopefully! I’m really looking forward to jumping in.”

For more details regarding this production of God of Carnage, and to purchase tickets, you can click here.

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