God of Carnage By Yasmina Reza Directed by Sandy Clifford
July 13 - July 22, 2012
A comedy of manner ... without the manners.
A playground altercation between two eleven-year-old boys results in a missing tooth. The boys’ parents meet to sort out the fight in a civilized manner. At first, they observe diplomatic niceties, but as the evening progresses, and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award and the 2009 Olivier Award.
“A satisfyingly primitive entertainment. … God of Carnage follows the formula (think of it as slapstick with a slide rule) of taking three or four smug, upper-middle-class characters and stripping them, with algebraic precision, to their lonely, frightened ids. ... A familiar comic journey from A to B, but it travels first class." —NY Times