Two young children are involved in an altercation in a public park resulting in one of the children being injured and needing some minor treatment. The parents meet to discuss the situation and see what the way forward should be in terms of reconciling and reprimanding their children. As the evening progresses, the parents themselves become increasingly childish and petty, resulting in the evening degenerating into chaos, name-calling, intra-couple ganging up and generally hilarious – yet thought provoking – viciousness.
While being exceedingly well written and chock – full of brilliant lines, The God of Carnage still manages to question the society we live in, the concepts of “maturing” and “adult behaviour” and the different influences that various modes of parenting and lifestyle – choices can have on one’s children.
QTP is a theatre & arts management company that specialises in unique and engaging experiences for live audiences. For the last fifteen years, the company has been producing its own work as well as touring remarkable international plays from the US, UK, China, and Canada. Their productions include the critically acclaimed So Many Socks, the laugh riot The President is Coming, the long running Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace and the successful A Peasant of El Salvador. Through their adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s The God of Carnage, watch as their actors turn from well mannered mature adults to quarrelling children who throw fits and tantrums. Rest assured, The God of Carnage will leave you nothing short of entertained!