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God of Carnage

Members say: Great acting, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
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The story of two couples who meet to attempt to discuss how to handle the fight their sons got into, that quickly devolves into a full-on brawl of its own.

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Set in present-day New York City, 'God of Carnage' is the story of two married couples who meet shortly after their respective sons have a nasty schoolyard tangle. Michael and Veronica, whose son’s teeth were knocked out with a stick, invite Alan and Annette, whose son did the knocking, to their home to settle matters. But any attempt at having a civilized discussion about whose child is responsible for the fight, and how the parents may have influenced such destructive behavior, quickly devolves into finger-pointing, name-calling, stomping around and throwing things.

 

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89
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like theatre that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if You like very traditional plays.

85
Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you think modern parenting is a farce

Don't see it if you have a sensitive gag reflex

84
Funny, Absorbing, Relevant, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You like small cast, sharp-witted, short plays.

Don't see it if You're not interested in seeing four rich people yap about their kids for 90 minutes.

76
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Overrated

See it if you want to see a fast paced show with famous actors.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy seeing people on stage fighting

86
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You are a fan of sharp, witty, well-drawn characters having at each other for the entire show. It's Funny, insightful, surprising.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in comically dissecting middle-class perspectives over the course of one evening

83
Original, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Great writing

See it if Terrific play with a strong message. How far will we go to "support" our kids? The original cast was just amazing.

Don't see it if There was a vomiting scene that was too realistic for my taste. I found myself gagging while watching it. I had to look away.

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if I saw all "3" casts, but of course the Gandolfini-lead quartet that opened the show were the best, mainly cause they helped adapt the story?

Don't see it if Don't see it if U don't like adults behaving badly. Also there is a brief vomiting scene that weak stomachs may want to skip. Non-parents??

90
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Hilarious

See it if you like sharp writing that doesn't pull any punches with inventive staging!

Don't see it if you don't pick up well on subtext and themes.

75
Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if the performers are all very good (like this original Broadway production!)

Don't see it if you want something that is truly profound and will stick with you after you leave the theater.

95
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like wonderfully acted comedy with a sharp edge (the first cast, with Gandolfini, Harden, Daniels, and Davis, was especially strong).

Don't see it if you don't like the above.

100
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You appreciate the actual art of theatre, and its ability to make you think and reconsider your preconcieved notions.

Don't see it if You don't like self-reflection or having your established ideas questioned.

77
Relevant

See it if You can relate to marital issues

Don't see it if You want something light that you don't have to concentrate on

81
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Profound

See it if You like contemporary society dealing with social problems! But funny, inciteful, absorbing, well acted play!

Don't see it if You can't stand people being phony or hypocritical of each other!

83
Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like commentaries on how people attempt to properly interact with each other in awkward situations and how those attempts can fail.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing people vomit.

100
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Slow

See it if It was a bit slow at first but the overall message of the show was phenomenal

Don't see it if Very well done It is one of my favorite plays

100
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love dramas

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of serious musicals.

80
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining

See it if See it if you have a great since of humor and want to laugh and see a great performance, performed by great actors

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't want to laugh. Don't see it if you don't understand that all adults have a childlike being in them still.

73
Clever, Quirky

See it if You're looking to laugh.

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious.

88
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You can enjoy the intellectual humor of the scenario changes throughout the play.

Don't see it if You don't like fast moving dialouge.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love ensemble shows.

Don't see it if You don't like livingroom plays

100
Funny, Great acting

See it if You love comedy or can relate to a complicated relationship

Don't see it if You don't enjoy comedy

100
Funny, Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You like absurdist theater

Don't see it if You're a parent