Archive for May, 2017
THEATRE ONSET PRESENTS ‘GOD OF CARNAGE’
Two upper middle class couples meet in a Paris apartment to civilly discuss a violent altercation between their children. Coffee is served and then cake … and then rum. And the results are anything but civil. Yasmina Reza’s savagely funny play God of Carnage was first performed in 2004 and went on to win the Olivier Awards for Best New Play and Best Comedy in London and the Tony for Best Play in New York. Its international productions have featured such stars as Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Daniels, Tamsin Grieg, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davies, Isabelle Huppert, Lucy Liu and James Gandolfini. In 2011 it was adapted into a hit film by Roman Polanski which featured Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet.
Theatre Onset will present God of Carnage in June at The Funhouse in Bega with Makushla Bourke, Brooke Edwards, John Fitzmaurice and Jamie Forbes, under the direction of Mahamati and David Stocker.
“God of Carnage is hilarious, biting, adult and raw … just the thing for a winter night out!” says Theatre Onset President, Rebecca Lupton.
God of Carnage plays at The Funhouse, 3 Hill St, Bega. Performances on Friday 9, Saturday 10, Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June at 7:30pm, with matinees on Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 June at 3pm. Tickets are $25/$15 (conc.). Bookings at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=282964 or at the door. Recommended for over 15 years: contains strong language and adult themes.