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  God of Carnage at Keegan Theatre

God of Carnage

Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington

God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza's comedy of (bad) manners, begins with two couples meeting to work things out after a playground altercation between their children. As the evening progresses, their behavior goes from civilized to outrageous as each couple tries to pin the blame on the other for the incident. From cutting dialogue to broad physical comedy, God of Carnage will defy your expectations at every turn, becoming more hilarious with each scene. Find out just how thin the line between civility and brutality is in this Keegan Theatre production.

Thru - May 25, 2019

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Box Office: 703-892-0202

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  God of Carnage Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...It all remains engaging thanks to the strength of the cast, particularly from the women. Lolita Marie is commanding as the hostess who thinks of herself in upholding civilization, in her manner and household. The Keegan's artistic director Susan Marie Rhea turns in a strong performance as well as her high strung guest, a mother involved in financial management who holds so much in, it must inevitably spill out."
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Roger Catlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...If you've never seen God of Carnage, you should, it's a modern comedy classic, and Keegan offers a superb chance to enjoy it. If you have seen the play and know the story, watch closely how Serotsky conducts who bickers and brawls with whom-couple versus couple, spouse versus spouse, women versus men, men versus women, Annette versus Veronica, Michael versus Alan... The conflict scenarios are ever-shifting and elide into one another. But what comes through loud and clear is that the antecedent of this anxious comedy is not human evolution in the ancient past. This is a completely contemporary comic parable about why two young apples have fallen not far from two trees."
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John Stoltenberg

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...Even though the play was written more than a decade ago in another country, God of Carnage proves to be a timely and relevant piece of dark comedy that speaks expertly to the present American moment, and Keegan Theatre should be applauded for its thoughtfulness in programming it into this season. When Annette exclaims toward the of the play, "To my mind, there are wrongs on both sides. That's it. Wrongs on both sides," and Veronica lectures the room on polite society and the need for vigilance, it's hard not to draw parallels to our present attempts to live in an increasingly fractured world. God of Carnage may not offer any answers as to how to better coexist as human beings, but it does give us an opportunity to laugh at outsized versions of ourselves... even if it's mostly to keep ourselves from crying."
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John Bavoso

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