God of Carnage at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, Oregonby Yasmina Reza
directed by Antonio Sonera
March 3 - April 9, 2017

 

Purchase Tickets | $32/adults, $30/Senior. Discounts for students and groups. Performances, with stage direction by Antonio Sonera, begin March 3 and continue through April 9 with the following schedule: Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 7:00 PM (March 5, 19 and April 2) and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (March 12, 26 and April 2, 9). There is one Wednesday performance at 7:30 PM on April 5. The show sponsors are: Andy & Nancy Bryant.

God of Carnage Talkback Session
After the Performance
Sunday matinee March 12
Wednesday evening April 5
Join us for a talkback session to meet the actors as they discuss their approach to their roles. They will be joined by counseling professionals to provide insight to the topics raised in the production.


God of Carnage at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, Oregon“Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse... much worse.” Lakewood Theatre Company presents the modern French dramedy God of Carnage, directed by Antonio Sonera, as the penultimate show of the 2016-17 season.

When two 11-year-old boys get into a fight at the park, their parents meet for the first time to discuss the disastrous outcome. Embarrassed at their sons’ openly physical display of hostility, each pair of parents sets out to prove that violence is savage behavior... instead opting for the more civil tactics of passive aggression. In attempting to act like the adults they are, their strained polite conversations devolve into immature arguments, proving that these parents are just as bad as their children. Originally written in French as La Dieu du Carnage by playwright Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, God of Carnage has received critical acclaim in France, in London’s West End and on Broadway where it received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play. Its overall global success proves that the distinction between civil and savage behavior is a human struggle in every language.

Note: Some subject matter may not be suitable for pre-teen audiences.

God of Carnage at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, Oregon

The Story: Annette (Sarah Lucht) and Alan Raleigh (Don Alder) have an 11-year-old son named Benjamin. Veronica (Marilyn Stacey) and Michael Novak (David Sikking) have a son of the same age named Henry. While playing unsupervised at the park, Benjamin and Henry get into a fight, resulting in a significant injury that prompts their parents to get together to resolve the children’s quarrel. The Raleighs and the Novaks are at first optimistic at the opportunity to practice the “art of co-existence” in order to save face for their sons’ behavior. After all, haven’t humans evolved to rise above typical animalistic behavior? However, as the evening goes on, bickering, nausea and name-calling ensue, forcing the grown-ups to leave all the diplomacy of adulthood behind.

Stage direction for LTC’s production of God of Carnage is by Antonio Sonera with assistant direction by Ian Goodrich. Scenic design is by John Gerth, lighting design is by Peter West, sound design is by Rodolfo Ortega, properties are by Sarah Marie Andrews, fight choreography is by Kristen Mun, dramaturgy is by Ian Goodrich, and costume design is by Jami Chatalas Blanchard. The stage manager is Annie Bosworth Foley and the producer is Steve Knox.


God of Carnage at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, OregonTicket Information


Purchase Tickets | $32/adults, $30/Senior. Discounts for students and groups. Performances, with stage direction by Antonio Sonera, begin March 3 and continue through April 9 with the following schedule: Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 7:00 PM (March 5, 19 and April 2) and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (March 12, 26 and April 2, 9). There is one Wednesday performance at 7:30 PM on April 5. The show sponsors are: Andy & Nancy Bryant.