Alan and Annette and Michael and Veronica are two sets of parents who have come together to discuss an altercation between their two sons. One has hit the other with a stick and broken two teeth.
The grown-ups have gathered to discuss, logically and amiably, how to deal with the boys. “Fortunately,” says Veronica, “there is still such a thing as the art of coexistence, isn’t there?” Of course there isn’t. Fissures in the friendliness are evident from the get-go, as the couples sip espresso, sample Veronica’s cake and ooh and ah over art books. The question is how long before the fault lines split open altogether, allowing free rein to ‘the God of Carnage’.
The choices we make about how we live our lives are stripped bare as each couple reveals their demons and truths to each other and the other couple.
Yasmina Reza’s award winning play, originally written in French, was first published in 2008 with hugely successful seasons on Broadway as well as London and across Australia. Its success relies on its frankness, honesty and great humour as the two couples slowly descend into chaos and ‘the God of Carnage’ takes over.
Catch God of Carnage from February 5 – 20, 2016 at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC).
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Image Source : God of Carnage