Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Signature's" God of Carnage" Hits the Mark
Who would think that a simple argument between two young boys would be the catalyst that allows their parents to unravel?
Suffice to say that a well written play is the basis for good theatre and certainly award-winning playwright Yasmina Reza keeps the characters rolling and we the audience are with them every step of the way.
Once again, director Joe Calarco delivers a superb production and the cast, which includes Andy Brownstein, Naomi Jacobson, Vanessa Lock, and Paul Morella, fits perfectly. Last night's performance, the opening night, was perfect! I can't imagine there is anything to change.
It's a 90-minute play, but emotionally not unlike "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the audience is taken on a roller coaster ride.
I can't leave without giving James Knonzer, scenic design, a call out for his beautiful set which is meticulously done. For the book lover, one will take notice, much as an art lover would with a neighbor's kid who likes to spray paint a canvas.
Go see this play, you will not be disappointed and sadly it works on various levels, not unlike today's cultural and political topics that have us all on edge waiting to explode.
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God of Carnage