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Ended 6 Jun 2010 after 14 months

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Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly. And their performances ... incite the kind of laughter that comes from the gut, as involuntary as hiccups or belching.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 6 Jun 2010

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children. A calm and 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?

Jeff Daniels, Dylan Baker, Lucy Liu and Janet McTeer star in the US premiere of The God of Carnage, a new comedy by French playwright Yasmina Reza.

Daniels plays a lawyer and the father of a nine-year-old boy who has hit another child in the school playground. As a result, he and his wife are invited to the victim's parent's home to discuss the matter.

The masks (and the gloves) come off in this witty dissection of bourgeois values.

Previews from : 28th February 2009
Opened : 22nd March 2009
Closes: 6 June 2010

Audience:  God Of Carnage is inappropriate for children aged under 16 (strong language).  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Bernard B Jacobs Theater.

Run Time:  90 minutes with no intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -


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Opening night: 28 February 2009

Closing night: 6 June 2010

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4 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)

Richie: “Fantastic”

Saw God of Carnage on April 4th and it was simply the best show I've seen o... more

Anonymous: “Great Cast And Show, And Great Customer Service!”

My girl friend and I purchased tickets for the show on the internet and whe... more

Anonymous: “Real Life”

The actors were unbelievable; the timing perfect. The talent that can make... more

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