19:00, Tue 7th – Sat 11th May 2013 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 2
‘You see…I believe in the god of carnage. He has ruled, uninterruptedly, since the dawn of time.’
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and adapted into a film by Roman Polanski, 'The God of Carnage' is one of the most successful and acclaimed plays of recent years.
Ferdinand Reille, 11, has injured Bruno Vallon, 11, in a violent altercation. Their respective parents are meeting to discuss how best to straighten out the children’s unruly behaviour. Will it be an evening of mature and rational discussion? Or a night of playground politics and spoilt sulkiness?
What happens when the grown-ups bicker like the kids? What’s it like when the kitchen sink is thrown out the pram? And who on earth is the god of carnage? The naughty step is nigh.
Yasmina Reza’s thrilling play, in a punchy translation by Christopher Hampton, is savagely funny and wildly entertaining.