New York City
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.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play and the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Comedy. God of Carnage is an explosive comedy that’s all fun and games until the grownups get hurt.
“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.” —NY Times.
“A dark and hilarious farce” —The New Yorker.
“Brutally entertaining”—NY Newsday.