"I can't remember when I laughed out loud this much! God of Carnage is smart and vicious dark comedy." - WBUR

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning New York smash hit by the author of Art comes to the Huntington! Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons' nasty schoolyard tangle. But all attempts at civilized discussion quickly devolve into childlike behavior in this fast, furious, and very, very funny comedy of bad manners.

 

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"I can't remember when I laughed out loud this much! God of Carnage is smart and vicious dark comedy." — WBUR
"RAUCOUS, UPROARIOUS, AND HILARIOUS! A very interesting, very funny play." — WGBH
"Wonderful! Leaves us laughing!"— BerkshireFineArts.com
"THE CAST IS TERRIFIC, and the play hurtles forward with lightning speed." — JimSullivanInk.com
"A portrait of marriage and parenthood painted with an ice pick"— Cape Cod Times
"Hilarious!" — Associated Press
"Gleefully nasty fun!"— New York Post
"90 minutes of laughter that comes from the gut."— New York Times
"Elegant, acerbic, and entertaining! Reza's sharpest work since Art."— Variety
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Audience Buzz

"Saw the production last night. Laughed and laughed. And...thought and thought. Thank you, Huntington!" — Clif LaPorte via Facebook

"Loved the show on Sunday!" — Alison Hardy via Facebook

"Huntington production far superior to the production we saw in New York a couple of years ago. This was superb." — Margie Arons-Barron via Facebook

"@huntington #GodofCarnage was fantastic. Wonderful acting, & brilliant blocking & use of space. Haven't laughed that hard in ages." — @starsforyoursky

"God of Carnage @ the Huntington last night. Great production. Vomitous!" — @jakcheng

"Yasmina Reza cuts to the quick again! What a wonderful ride! #godofcarnage #BostonTheatre" — @netheatregeek

"God of Carnage was energetic, witty, shocking, and fun! However, I'm kind of scared of having kids now..." — @KatharineMohana

"A must-see. Hilarious. Wicked. Fantastic cast." — @julespieri

"Loved God of Carnage at the @huntington. Hysterical." — @fritalci

"Fascinating to see 4 adults go from prim and proper to throwing tantrums in a span of 80mins." — @y2000k

"I enjoyed God of Carnage enormously. It was witty and smart from start to finish. Not easy laughs, but complicated, intelligent laughs that involved me in the true pathos of the situation. The cast was perfect." — Goldstar Member

"Very funny and certainly relatable for those who have or have had children. Well worth the price of admission!" — Goldstar Member

"The pacing, the storylines, the acting — it was all first rate. There were several times when I burst out laughing, not something I expect from a live show. Most impressive. GO SEE THIS." — Goldstar Member

Features

  • GROWNUPS BEHAVING BADLY: HUNTINGTON'S GOD OF CARNAGE A WILD AND WITTY RIDE

    From BU Today, January 20, 2012: "Grownups behave very, very badly in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award–winningGod of Carnage, the new Huntington Theatre Company production. As the two couples navigating the stylish set of the fast-paced one-act play regress from polite restraint to mouth-foaming profanity, the proceedings invite comparisons to the vitriolic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (Hon.'10). . . . "
  • PRISTINE DESIGN SETS ATMOSPHERE FOR GOD OF CARNAGE

    From The Boston Globe, January 6, 2012: "A few months ago, director Daniel Goldstein and scenic designer Dane Laffrey went prowling around the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, peering in windows like a pair of peeping Toms. . . . "
  • GOD OF CARNAGE: FOUR PART DISHARMONY

    From Dig Boston, January 9, 2012: "How does a humble theater company compete with a bushel of Oscar material and a Hollywood budget? Director Daniel Goldstein isn't too worried. In fact: 'I hadn't even thought about it,' he says, 'until everyone started asking me.' . . . "
  • PLAYWRIGHTS YASMINA REZA AND CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON DISCUSS GOD OF CARNAGE

    From Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2011: "The barbed insults that fly fast and deadly each night in God of Carnagecome from the pen of Yasmina Reza, the celebrated French playwright and winner of two Tony Awards. Working once again with British playwright Christopher Hampton as translator, she has written an acidic exploration of middle-class savagery and liberal hypocrisy. . . . "

Artists

(in order of appearance)

  • Johanna DayVeronica Novak
  • Brooks AshmanskasAlan Raleigh
  • Stephen BogardusMichael Novak
  • Christy PuszAnnette Raleigh
  • Yasmina RezaPlaywright
  • Christopher HamptonTranslator
  • Daniel GoldsteinDirector
  • Dane LaffreyScenic Designer
  • Charles SchoonmakerCostume Designer
  • Tyler MicoleauLighting Designer
  • Brett R. JarvisSound Designer
  • Kevin Robert FitzpatrickProduction Stage Manager
  • Amy Louise SpallettaStage Manager

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