While viewing the multiple award-winning God of Carnage, one thing we always wanted to scream at the stage was "Just leave the fucking house!" But then, that would be a very short play. The story of two very civilized couples who meet to discuss the very uncivilized schoolyard incident where one son hit the other with a stick, does a fascinating job at unraveling the sophisticated layers of these characters to reveal the ugly, albeit honest and ultimately human, sides to their psyche. The couple visiting to discuss their child's punishment, try numerous times to leave but keep getting sucked back in—resulting in a drunken, violent, offensive, vomitous mess. And it's all gloriously entertaining.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 18. Continues through Feb. 10, 2013