God Of Carnage
God Of Carnage – Theater Review
Two ostensibly civilized married couples meet up to sort out a playground fight. The son of one couple (Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis) has broken two of the teeth of the son of another (James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden). At first diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, huge tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
“God of Carnage” is going to be the unrestricted hit of the current season. It stars Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden. The play focuses on two suburban couples that get together to discuss their respective sons altercation. Yasmina Reza, who previously won a Tony for “Art”, with Alan Alda and Alfred Molina, wrote it. This is Marcia Gay Harden’s ticket to the Tony’s, I think. I don’t want to tell you much about it, except that it is downright hilarious, and watching four terrific actors put pedal to the metal- no holds barred- for 90 minutes, is truly one of the thrills of the Broadway Season! Five stars.