Adults behaving like children are set to take over the Playhouse Theatre stage next month, in the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society’s darkly hilarious next production.
No, it’s not a bleak depiction of the current state of world politics, but the Tony Award winning play The God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and translated from the original French by Christopher Hampton.
Playhouse audiences will discover what happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children.
Will it be a calm rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?
Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse – and The God of Carnage proves exactly why.
Director Ellen Roe said the audience will delight in watching as a polite meeting of casual acquaintances deteriorate into a vicious, no-holds-barred screaming match.
“Playwright Yasmina Reza gradually peels back the layers of pleasantries and social graces, uncovering some dark and ugly truths about human nature, relationships and marriage,” Ellen said.
“It is a very sharp satire of social mores and the minefields of modern marriage, and is a gift for actors and audiences – all served up with clafouti and espresso!”
Ellen has assembled a talented cast to take on this fine ensemble piece, with Matt Wilson, Clare Pearson, Mem Rynne and Andrew Holmes set to bring these vivid characters to life.
Don’t miss out on seeing this acclaimed play on the Hobart stage, and book your tickets now!
The God of Carnage is at the Playhouse Theatre, Bathurst Street, Hobart from 14 – 29 July 2017. Performances are 8:00 pm Wednesday to Saturday, with matinees on Sunday 23 July at 3:00 pm and Saturday 29 July at 2:00 pm. Book at Centertainment on 6234 5998 or www.centertainment.com.au
Ingrid Ganley Production Manager, The God of Carnage