God of Carnage
God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza (translation by Christopher Hampton)
Set in a modern upscale section of Brooklyn, the premise of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage starts off simply enough: one kid knocks another kid's two front teeth out with a stick in a schoolyard altercation. Both parents agree to meet amicably to discuss the incident in an attempt to clear the air. But as increasing quantities of rum are consumed, the strained veneer of civility is dropped as both couples reveal their fangs and foibles, clawing at each other in a clash of egos and a battle of the sexes.
The English translation of the play was first presented in a UK Premiere at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End in March, 2008. After some minor changes to the English script to accommodate American audiences, a Broadway production opened in March, 2009 with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Hardin. All four actors were nominated for Tony Awards for their performances with Harden actually winning the award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.
In 2001, Roman Polansky directed the film adaption of God of Carnage, whose title was shortened to Carnage and starred Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christopher Waltz and Kate Winslet The film was shot in Paris, due to Polanski's outstanding criminal conviction in the United States, but the play's Brooklyn setting is retained in the film.
Tom Eubanks will be lending his deft directorial touch to this Tony award-winning play which features Kimberly Demmary, Jack Impellizzeri, Kathleen Bosworth and Scott Blanchard.
The Elite Theatre Company (View)
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Oxnard, CA 93035
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