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From left: Connie Lane as Veronica Novak, Sean Frith as Michael Novak, Caleb Norris as Alan Raleigh and Kim Campbell as Annette Raleigh in Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage.” The dark comedy tugs at the masks we wear to protect our secrets and project social success. Denton Community Theatre opens its run on Feb. 2 at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St.

Denton Community Theatre is taking God of Carnage on the road.

The local company is headed to the state-level contest of AACTfest, a national competition by the American Association of Community Theatre held every two years.

Denton Community Theatre will compete for the state title with Yasmina Reza’s dark comedy God of Carnage. Two well-heeled couples go to war trying to settle a playground fight between their 11-year-old sons.

They want to sideline a war of insurance claims and resolve the issue with reason and civility.

But civility dissolves and the parents behave very, very badly. With: Connie Lane as Veronica Novak, Sean Frith as Michael Novak, Caleb Norris as Alan Raleigh and Dena Dunn as Annette Raleigh.

The state contest will be March 13-17 in Baytown.

A one-time-only fundraising performance of the play will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

A wine and cheese reception precedes the performance at 4:45 p.m.

Tickets for the reception and fundraiser cost $20.

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