by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton | R Savage Comedy (for language) | directed by Patty Loftis
*This Season's Production of
Theatre on the Edge
A play with humor, content or subject matter suitable for a mature audience
Co-Produced by: Consuelo Scanlon
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.
"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.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award
God of Carnage Performance