In today’s world, the idea of civility and the lack thereof is often the center point of conversation. In God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza, the playwright examines how fragile the veneer of civility can be when two sets of parents come together to work out conflict issues between their children.
On opening weekend, Brett Burger of Brett Talk—who did let us know that God of Carnage was one of his all-time favorite plays—came to see the show. AND, we are happy to report, it lived up to his high expectations.
Here's what he had to say . . .
"The cast reunites familiar faces including Bill Williamson, who plays Alan Raleigh, and Don Maloney, who plays Michael Novak. Williamson and Maloney starred a few years ago in the Lyric Arts production of The Odd Couple which is perfect enough reasoning to cast them as these two roles. Their on-stage chemistry is on fire with comedic bits and just the energy they bring.”
To read Brett Burger's full review, click here.
God of Carnage
Runs through October 28
In this hilarious dark comedy, a playground altercation between eleven-year old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses—and the rum flows—tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage dives into the deep end of parenthood, exploring the tense and volatile world we live in with cutting wit and poignant observations on the fragile nature of civility.