'God of Carnage' by Yasmina Reza
April 6th, 19:00, West Side Theatre
A playground altercation between eleven -year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn 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.
The play had it's premiere on Broadway in 2009 - it's set in contemporary times. 2 female and 2 male roles. It is very funny, if painful at times!
Here are some reviews.....
" |A| streamlined anatomy of the human animal....delivers the cathartic release of watching other people's marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment." - The New York Times.
" Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's sharpest work since 'Art'." - Variety Magazine.
This play has been turned into a brilliant film starring Jodie Foster.