God of Carnage

March 13 – April 7, 2013

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

This production is sponsored by Robert Bowie, Jr and Style Magazine. 

Running Time: 75 minutes with no intermission

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Overview


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What the critics are saying about God of Carnage:
"Bitingly funny! Reza's clever, stinging view of contemporary culture makes for a bracing burst of theater. The Everyman production, directed by Eleanor Holdridge, delivers that burst with a good deal of spark."
— The Baltimore Sun

"This is a roller coaster evening of theater not to be missed!" 
— MD Theatre Guide

"Highly recommended!...an impolite and completely hilarious treatise on class warfare and over-involved modern parents that is played to high-strung hilt in Everyman's production, directed with juicy bite by Eleanor Holdridge." 
— DC Theatre Scene

"An uproarious night of comic catastrophe!...one hysterical train-wreck blazing a trail of mayhem and madness straight to the end." 
— DC Metro Theater Arts



From the playwright that brought you ‘Art,’ comes this hilarious 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play. Two high-strung couples, Alan and Annette Raleigh and Michael and Veronica Novak, decide to meet one evening for a civilized discussion about a playground altercation between their two young sons. What follows is a comically explosive downhill slide from polite, political correctness to full-on character assassination. The New Yorker called this laugh-out-loud hilarity "ninety minutes of sustained mayhem." A no holds barred look at relationships between spouses and friends, and what happens when the littlest things end up pushing us completely over the edge…

Please note: This production contains strong language.

Cast
 
 


Megan Anderson*

Featured Resident Company Member
Christopher Bloch Tim Getman

Deborah Hazlett*

Featured Resident Company Member



Creative
 
Author Yasmina Reza
Director Eleanor Holdridge
Scenic Design
Timothy R. Mackabee
Lighting Design
Martha Mountain
Costume Design
Ivania Stack
Sound Design
Christopher Baine
Fight Choreography Lewis Shaw
Props Master
Jillian Matthews
Dramaturg Naomi Greenberg-Slovin
Stage Manager
Ellen Houseknecht

 

*Featured Resident Company Member

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Photos


Production Photos: "God of Carnage"
Monday, March 18, 2013

Deborah Hazlett as Veronica. Photo by Stan BarouhChristopher Bloch as Michael. Photo by Stan Barouh.
Megan Anderson as Annette and Deborah Hazlett as Veronica. Photo by Stan Barouh.Tim Getman as Alan. Photo by Stan Barouh
Megan Anderson as Annette. Photo by Stan BarouhTim Getman as Alan, Deborah Hazlett as Veronica and Christopher Bloch as Michael. Photo by Stan Barouh
Christopher Bloch as Michael and Tim Getman as Alan. Photo by Stan BarouhTim Getman as Alan and Deborah Hazlett as Veronica. Photo by Stan Barouh
The cast of 'God of Carnage.' Photo by Stan BarouhThe cast of 'God of Carnage.' Photo by Stan Barouh


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Videos


Exclusive Look: "God of Carnage"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Reviews


MD Theatre Guide: 'God of Carnage' Is Not To Be Missed!
Friday, March 22, 2013

"'God of Carnage' is the second production of Everyman Theatre at its new home and, under the deft direction of Eleanor Holdridge, it did not disappoint," writes MD Theatre Guide critic Lynne Menefee. "The entire cast was exemplary and worked like a well-oiled machine not only with the emotional but physical acrobatics required in this production."  More >


DC Theatre Scene: "Completely Hilarious" Production of 'God of Carnage'
Friday, March 22, 2013

"Highly recommended!...an impolite and completely hilarious treatise on class warfare and over-involved modern parents that is played to the high-strung hilt in Everyman's production, directed with juicy bite by Eleanor Holdridge," writes DC Theatre Scene critic Jayne Blanchard. "For 85 taut, Tasmanian minutes, you are thrown into the train wreck of what starts out as civilized conversation between two sets of parents...Pretty soon, though, the civil meeting starts to unravel!" More >


Baltimore Sun: "Bitingly funny! 'God of Carnage' Delivers Stinging Laughs at Everyman Theatre!"
Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Bitingly funny! 'God of Carnage' delivers stinging laughs at Everyman Theatre!...[Yasmina] Reza's clever, stinging view of contemporary culture makes for a bracing burst of theater.  The Everyman production, directed by Eleanor Holdridge, delivers that burst with a good deal of spark," writes Baltimore Sun critic Tim Smith about the current production of Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage."   More >






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