God of Carnage

God of Carnage
May 4 - 25, 2019
Yasmina Reza
Christopher Hampton
Shirley Serotsky

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Sponsored by
Tricia Ferrone, Kirk McCoy, Nikki Hoffpauir, Roberta & Gregory Milman, Marcie Cohen

DCMTA Magic Time Review

“Like two stressed tectonic plates beneath the surface predicting a quake any second, Matthew J. Keenan’s astute set design sets us on edge. That’s just one instance of shrewd staging in Keegan Theatre’s smartly entertaining production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, a riotous free-for-all among four grownups.”

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Broadway World Review

“Serotsky keeps things moving and well balanced on stage. It never gets tiresome to watch. That is thanks in part from artful placement of the characters on the smart set design by Matthew J. Keenan that subtly comments on the fractures in the room.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Director Shirley Serotsky has a deft hand with keeping her actors moving around the space in a way that feels natural and often hilarious. She also does an excellent job building tension and then releasing it — with such a high-pitched, mannered comedy, the tendency to go too big too soon can be tempting, but Serotsky employs the right amount of restraint to allow the show-stopping moments to truly land.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“Described as a ‘comedy of manners, without manners’ by the Queensland, Australia Theatre Company, Reza’s investigation of human behavior unearths truths we’d prefer to ignore. But once she shines a light on the chaos, we’re forced to consider how, given our complexities, we can set aside our egos and find common ground.”

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Michael Novak
DeJeanette Horne
Veronica Novak
Lolita Marie
Alan Raleigh
Annette Raleigh
Susan Marie Rhea
Production Team
Shirley Serotsky
Assistant Director
Cate Brewer
Stage Manager
Dan Deiter
Set Designer
Matthew J. Keenan
Lighting Designer
Katie McCreary
Sound Designer
Niusha Nawab
Costume Designer
Liz Gossens Eide
Properties / Set Dressing Designer
Cindy Landrum Jacobs