In the Spotlife: Emily Paton Davies of 'God of Carnage'

Lisa DeCaro, Emily Paton Davies and Len Matheo in Miners Alley Playhouse's 'God of Carnage.' Sarah Roshan PhotographyLisa DeCaro, left, Emily Paton Davies and Augustus Truhn in Miners Alley Playhouse’s ‘God of Carnage.’ Sarah Roshan Photography.

The DCPA NewsCenter regularly profiles actors performing in theatre productions throughout the state of Colorado.


Annette Raleigh in Miners Alley Playhouse‘s God of Carnage

  • Emily Paton Davies QuotHometown: Mineola, N.Y.
  • Home now: Denver
  • College: Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.,  where I earned a bachelor’s in English Lit; and CU-Boulder, where I earned a masters degree in journalism.
  • What have you done for us lately? I played Rosemary Muldoon in Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Outside Mullingar.
  • What is God of Carnage all about? It’s about two couples gathering to settle a conflict having to do with their sons. The children have behaved badly — and the adults soon follow suit.
  • Most challenging aspect for you as an actor: Aside from a certain technical effect associated with Annette’s character, I think her journey from start to finish is incredibly interesting and rewarding — but challenging in its incremental shifts.
  • What do you love most about this play? I love its dark humor and the way playwright Yasmina Reza captures adults behaving badly. I also love experiencing the audiences’ reactions, particularly when they hear us expressing thoughts and outlooks few people ever utter aloud — at least in polite circles. It’s liberating and incredibly cathartic.
  • What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I dunno … I’m pretty unsurprising. Well, actually, that’s a total lie. I’m full of surprises. We’ll leave it at that.
  • What’s one thing you want to get off your chest? Passions — I’ve got a few. But one that gets me into trouble every summer is my passion for yelling at idiots who leave their dogs in hot cars with the windows up while they run errands — or worse, when they eat at restaurants. I’ve gotten into many a yelling match because of this. But thus far, it’s always resulted in the idiot liberating his or her dog from the sauna that is the automobile. So, the confrontations are worth it. Although I’m pretty relieved when the cool weather hits. Leave your dogs at home, people!

    Miners Alley Playhouse’s God of Carnage: Ticket information
    • Directed by Len Matheo
    • Through Oct. 16
    • 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
    • Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays (2 p.m. on Oct. 16)
    • Tickets $16-$27
    • 303-935-3044 or BUY ONLINE

Note: Adult content, strong language.

Cast list:

Alan: Augustus Truhn
Veronica: Lisa DeCaro
Annette: Emily Paton Davies
Mark Collins: Michael

More ‘In the Spotlife’ profiles:
Meet Carley Cornelius of Colorado Springs TheatreWorks’ Constellations
Meet Megan Van De Hey of the Arvada Center’s Sister Act

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *