Song & Stage

‘God of Carnage’ Staged in Quogue Through June 8

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage opened Memorial Day weekend at the Hampton Theater Company in Quogue, and performances continue this weekend and next.

Translated from the original French version by Christopher Hampton—no relation—the play features two sets of parents who attempt to discuss an altercation between their sons.

The London production of God of Carnage won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2009 and the Broadway production received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.

At the Hampton Theater Company, God of Carnage will be a modern-day drawing room comedy of bad manners. The play is set in the Brooklyn apartment of Michael and Veronica Novak, whose son, Henry, has had two teeth knocked out by Benjamin Raleigh at a nearby playground. As the children’s parents attempt to work out the issue, these supposed adults bring out their childhood side.

The cast is composed of Hampton Theater Company regulars Joe Pallister, Jessica Ellwood, Andrew Botsford, and Rosemary Cline. Diana Marbury directs.

God of Carnage runs at the Quogue Community Hall through June 8, with showtimes on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. To reserve show tickets, visit hamptontheatre.org or call 1-866-811-4111. General admission is $25. For seniors 65 and older, the price is $23. For students 21 and younger, the cost is $10.

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