God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza | Directed by Jason Heil
Featuring Amanda Sitton, Manny Fernandes, Melissa Fernandes and Jason Heil
Monday, March 24, At 7:30 P.M.
What starts out as a ‘boys-will-be-boys’ playground fracas turns into a nuclear meltdown, as two sets of oh-so-civilized upper crust New York parents decide to transform the fight into a ‘teachable moment’ for their youngsters. Civility dissolves into parental posturing, as Dad squares off against Dad, Mom takes aim at Mom, men decide women are the problem, and women get down to the real culprits – men. Topics covered include misogyny, homophobia, racism and people who talk on cell phones too much. Needless to say, the boys have behaved badly, but, after all, they are only 11 years old. It’s the grown-ups who out do each other at acting like children and find new ways to lower their standards of behavior.
The play, originally written in French, was adapted for American audiences for a 2009 Broadway production. That show won Tonys for best play, best direction and best performance by an actress, as all four cast members were nominated for their performances. It also won the Olivier Award for best new comedy in London.
“Reza’s streamlined anatomy of the human animal incites the kind of laughter that comes from the gut” - New York Times
“The audience laughed hysterically at this uproarious comedy of bad manners” – Westend Theatre.com
“Theatrical piece de resistance in which civilization’s thin veneer gets mercilessly stripped in a savage comedy” – Los Angeles Times
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From Interstate 5, exit La Costa Avenue, going east for approximately 1 mile. Turn left on El Camino Real and travel north for approximately 1.5 miles. At the light after the light at Alga/Aviara, turn left onto Dove Lane and into the library parking lot. Schulman Auditorium is on the left at the entrance of the library.
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