Join us for the beloved festival tradition of incredible live theatre over lunch in the Steddy Theatre with Tony Award-winning “God of Carnage” starring Tony-nominated actor, Sam Robards; celebrated actor and four-time True West Award-winner, Emma Messenger; actor, director, playwright, and theatre educator, Steven Cole Hughes; and actor, director, and theatre educator, Heather Hughes.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.
Food and drink available for purchase. Pay what you can, even if that’s nothing.