A riotously savage comedy of manners... bad manners!
The award-winning and acclaimed God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, is the first in the Short and Sharp series of one-act plays to be presented by Villanova Players.
Alan and Annette's son has hit Michael and Veronica's son with a stick, breaking two of his teeth. The grown-ups have gathered to discuss, civilly, how to deal with the boys.
By the end of the meeting, however, with the assistance of alcohol, these grown-ups have shown themselves to be little better in their behaviour than the boys themselves. Surprises along the way are many, varied and hilarious as the grown-ups battle it out.
In Reza's work, including her famous 1994 play, Art, characters have always been inclined to go too far, to act out impulses most of us keep in check.
God of Carnage is a riotously savage comedy of manners, bad manners, which has been entertaining audiences world-wide since its first production in Paris in 2006. Translated by Christopher Hampton, God of Carnage won an Olivier Award for Best New Play of 2008 in London. It then took out a raft of Tony Awards on Broadway.
Contais occasional coarse language