God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
A dramatic reading co-produced by The Psych Drama Company and Red Well Theater of Boston benefitting scholarships for the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation in honor of Kathleen Ulman's Distinguished Fellowship and Local Scholarship Recipients
Directed by Lida McGirr
Consulting Director: Bob Schulte
November 10, 2018 @ 3:00pm - 7:00pm
55 Day School Lane
Followed by discussion and wine & cheese reception
Michael: Michael Anderson
Alan: Chuck Schwager
Annette: Wendy Lippe
Veronique: Barbara Keezell
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
"[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 satisfying primitive entertainment." - NY Times
"Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's sharpest work since 'Art'." - Variety
"Brutally entertaining... in another of Christopher Hampton's exquisite translations, [Reza] cannily manipulates social observations that appeal to vast audiences and creates characters that bring out the best in actors."
- NY Newsday
"Reza has established herself as a master [of] magnificently constructed plays." - Entertainment Weekly
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