Olympic Theatre Arts is proud to present the riotous comedy God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.
In the story 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 satisfyingly 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.
The show opens Friday, April 19th and will run weekends through May 5th. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2:00. Tickets are $16 for general audience, $14 for OTA members and active military and $10 for youths, and are available at the box office 360-683-7326 or on line at www.olympictheatrearts.org
A discount preview performance is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30. All tickets for this performance are $8 and will be available at the door only. OTA members may attend for free.
This play contains strong language.