Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company

God of Carnage


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Project  D.A.T.E.
Direct Access Theatre Experience
Apr 16, 2011

Performance Length

90 minutes, no intermission

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Recommended for ages 16+

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


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Hurry! Final performances this week!!
See it -- you'll never forget it!
Miss it -- you'll live to regret it!

Only in L.A. Only at the Ahmanson. Only to May 29.

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Let the warfare begin."

Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Theater dines on bad behavior. CARNAGE is the ultimate seven-course meal."
John Young, Entertainment Weekly

"There is theater history to be witnessed on the stage of the Ahmanson.
Huffington Post

Original Broadway cast of God of Carnage reunites at the Ahmanson: Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden

This is the most celebrated cast in recent Broadway history reuniting exclusively at the Ahmanson for the Tony Award®-winning comedy God of Carnage. This production will perform only at the Ahmanson and will not tour to any other city.

This is a production that truly took New York by storm: smashing all-time box office records and nabbing Tony Award® nominations for all four actors, and eventually earning the Tony Award® for Best Play, Best Director and a Best Actress Tony for Marcia Gay Harden. Knowing that Los Angeles deserves the best in everything, we have worked diligently for the past 6 months trying to secure all the elements that made that production a runaway success.

“God of Carnage" is set in a gentrified section of Brooklyn where two married couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their sons. At first, niceties are observed but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all."

After seeing this cast on Broadway, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote:

“Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly . . . highly skilled stage performers take on roles that allow them to rip the stuffing out of one another, tear up the scenery, stomp on their own vanity and have the time of their lives."

It’s not often that lightning strikes twice, but when you see the comedic sparks fly on stage with this extraordinary cast, you’ll be glad that we were able to make it possible.

Audience Feedback about God of Carnage

Enjoy the many audience comments about the  play and performances:

VIRGINIA WOOLF + Edgy humor + Steroids = GOD OF CARNAGE
- Anonymous M, San Fernando Valley
Recommendation: Yes, to everyone I know

LA's God of Carnage is a first class production and what a coup for the Center Theatre Group to get the entire, original Broadway cast to appear.  I saw them on Broadway 2 years ago. They're all still in fine and hilarious form.
- James, Los Angeles
  Recommendation: Yes, to everyone I know

Where can I get the the script/play? There were a few lines I'd love to quote over dinner conversation! Or post on my FaceBook Page! Hillarious!!
- LA Mom of 2 Savages, Los Angeles
Recommendation: Yes, to everyone I know

Timing, timing, timing!  I write comedy and these four folks were a beautiful chord on a guitar!
- D. E. Turner, West Hollywood
Recommendation: Yes, to everyone I know

One of the most dynamic, sad but true, laugh but perhaps a tear or two inside play that I have seen--truly a remarkable experience--Wow, what writing and acting--directing, too! I felt I lived a "lifetime" of emotion in those intense 90 minutes!!
- MLS-Doc, Marina del Rey
Recommendation: Yes, to everyone I know

You hurled a near perfect game
- Team Lubbock, Lubbock, TX
Recommendation: Yes, to everyone I know

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  • By Tony Award Winner
    Yasmina Reza
  • Translated by Tony Award Winner
    Christopher Hampton


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