Mon, 27 Nov|
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
God of Carnage concerns two sets of parents; the son of one couple has hurt the son of the other couple at a public park. The parents meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner, but the meeting quickly devolves into chaos...
Time & Location
27 Nov 2023, 19:45 – 22:00
Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK
About the event
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but as the fighting continues interpersonal problems cause more complications. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.
Originally written in French and translated by Christopher Hampton.
Directed by Bruce Taylor.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.