Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
Apr 5 - May 29, 2011
Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center downtown Los Angeles
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions and Parking
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Project D.A.T.E.Direct Access Theatre ExperienceApr 16, 2011
90 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 16+
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
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Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"FOUR ACTORS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAMETheater 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. AN INSPIRED, EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE."Huffington Post
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:
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.
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 AngelesRecommendation: 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 HollywoodRecommendation: 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 ReyRecommendation: 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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