God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Scott Phillips
October 19–28, 2017
A skirmish on a school playground results in a loss of teeth and bruised egos. As two sets of parents gather to resolve the conflict initiated by their children, the guise of civility threatens to dissolve in a rage of primal instinct. Yazmina Reza’s 2006 play invites audiences into this lively living room, inside these modern marriages, to witness the ensuing chaos.
Want to learn more about the show or give us your opinion? Join us after the October 26 performance on “Talkback Thursday” for a discussion with the director and company members.
A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.
Last Updated: April 20, 2018