GOD OF CARNAGE  by Yasmina Reza

translated by Christopher Hampton

directed by Kate Birch

Due to covid, this production is rescheduled for MAY 2022. 

Auditions will be held again, nearer the time. 

 Laurence Olivier and Tony Award winning play God of Carnage

Alan, a corporate lawyer, and Annette, who works in wealth management,” visit the apartment of Michael, a wholesaler, and Veronica, a writer, to discuss how to deal with a playground altercation between their 11 year old sons the previous day. Alan and Annettes son, Freddy, hit Michael and Veronicas son, Bruno, with a stick, breaking two of his teeth. The parents have gathered to discuss, rationally and amicably, how to deal with the boys and also the matter of the dentist's fee. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and alcohol flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues.

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Four Actors (2M,2W) with great comedic timing and stamina


(Age Range 30ish) At first she seems like the most benevolent of the bunch. Instead of resorting to litigation regarding her son Brunos injury, she believes that they can all come to an agreement about how Ferdinand should make amends for his attack. Of the four principles, Veronica exhibits the strongest desire for harmony.


(Age Range 30ish) At first, Michael seems eager to create peace between the two boys and perhaps even bond with the Reilles. He offers them food and drink. He is quick to agree with the Reilles, even making light of the violence, commenting on how he was a leader of his own gang during his childhood.


(Age Range 40ish) Benjamin's mother is constantly on the brink of a panic attack. In fact, she vomits twice during the course of the play. Unfortunately, the pressures of motherhood and household have eroded her self-confidence. Annette feels abandoned by her husband who is eternally preoccupied with work. Alan is glued to his cell phone throughout the play, until Annette finally loses control and drops the phone into a vase of tulips. Annette is the most physically destructive of the four characters.  *Must be able to throw up believably onstage*


(Age Range 40ish) Alan  is the most openly rude because he frequently interrupts their meeting by talking on his cell phone. His law firm represents a pharmaceutical company that is about to be sued because one of their new products causes negative symptoms. He claims that his son is a savage and doesnt see any point in trying to change him. He seems the most sexist of the two men, often implying that women have a host of limitations.


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