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The God of Carnage

comedy · umwelt theatre collective · Ages 15+ · United States

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AL VERDI certified reviewer June 28, 2013
Tanya and cast were simply awesome, down to earth, real, funny and PREPARED. The writing was terrific, timing good. As a lawyer I now see again why I don't like lawyers and try my best not to act like the typical. Keep up the good work. Al Verdi Verdi Law Group PC... full review
HELEN ACOSTA uncertified reviewer June 15, 2013
This show is brutal. The humor comes from the complete breakdowns of almost every character on the stage.... Don't get me wrong, it IS funny. Brutally funny. We saw it on opening night and the cast was gritty, brilliant and spot-on in their portrayals of these deeply flawed characters. ... full review
ENRIQUE ACOSTA certified reviewer June 17, 2013
Fantastic performances of a very difficult piece? What could be so difficult about 4 people on the same set with no lighting changes? Plenty when you have a show that is a comedy in the same vein as Uncle Vanya or the Larry David show. 4 completely unlikable, unsympathetic, characters who are meant to be funny. 4 people so warped up in their own neurosis and devoid of all but the bare minimum of empathy are meant to somehow elicit laughs from us. And yet somehow it works. It is what's known in the biz as a "difficult piece." The staging, as is required, is sparse and nearly minimalist. We even start with an extended awkward pause. A more difficult comedy move than it sounds. Can you get a laugh doing essentially nothing? Well it h... full review
JAMES CURTIS certified reviewer June 19, 2013
This was a FANTASTIC show! I enjoyed every minute of this very intimate performance that featured 4 amazing actors with great range. The pacing of the piece was very tight as the characters delved further and further into domestic madness. I love theater where you can see change in the main characters and each of the four actors are given a chance to shine. This was one of the finest theater performances I've seen since I've moved to Los Angeles. GO SEE THIS PLAY!!!!!... full review
SAM RAHBARI certified reviewer June 22, 2013
Fantastic show!! The actors did a phenomenal job protraying these four characters, stuck in a room, battling out the terms for a playground fight. It's a dark, comedic, fast and clever roller coaster ride through two marriages, an abandoned hamster and children "armed" with sticks. ... full review
STEVEN KENT uncertified reviewer June 27, 2013
WOW. Fast paced. Well acted. Pointed. FUNNY. I thought the characterizations were excellent. I was totally engaged. I thought the dark play was well written and certainly given a refined and comic production by this excellent ensemble. A must see. I have been recommending it to everyone. ... full review
SHANNON GOLDSBOROUGH uncertified reviewer June 28, 2013
A fantastic cast in a very well written show! This is exactly the kind of show that works well at the Fringe. Congratulations, all!... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 30, 2013
I laughed at loud SO MANY TIMES! Great, committed, non pretentious acting. well directed. its one of those old fashion ACTING shows where you leave thinking about your life and your relationships and how you should basically be nicer to the people around you. I wish the lighting in the space was better, or that the actors were better about staying in the TINY LITTLE BOX of light in the center of the stage. that's a venue complaint more than a show complaint. great work!... full review
STEPHAN SCHUBERT certified reviewer June 28, 2013
Absolutely loved it! It flew by without feeling rushed at all. Great great work, lovely characters, on point - daaangggg! What a pleasant experience, just picked a show, no expectations and got completely blown away. Good Luck on your future endeavors!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 27, 2013
Darjeeling, you had me at Woof-Woof. I want to begin by admitting that I have been a member of the theatre community for over thirteen years and as a result I have found that it has become very difficult for shows to make an impact upon me. It is very easy to feel jaded with theatre after viewing a streak of bad plays, and I am willing to admit that I have fallen victim to it countless times, but plays like The God of Carnage are the kind that keep me coming back to the theater. Directed wonderfully by Melody Rahbari, Yasmina Reza's The God of Carnage unfolds in a absurdly, yet believable manner. The play whimsically showcases the pitfalls of marriage when we all continually wear masks to hide who we really are, all thanks to the soci... full review