Events / God of Carnage

God of Carnage

November 16, 2023 to November 19, 2023
A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105 (United States)

Presented by the Performing Arts Department

Tickets on sale August 15, 2023

Tickets are FREE to all WashU students with valid ID. To reserve your ticket, please visit the Washington University Box Office or call 314-935-6543. You can also claim a free ticket the night of at the box office window.

Written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Sami Ginoplos

November 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
November 18 & 19 at 2 p.m.

God of Carnage follows a meeting between two sets of parents after a playground altercation between their sons. The adults agree to settle the dispute amicably, putting on a show of politeness. However, the facade of civility quickly falls as the four give into their childish rage. Couple spats with couple, husbands turn on wives, and the ugly side of humanity is revealed with hilarity. This dark comedy reminds us of how close we are to crossing a line, and how ridiculous it looks when we do. 

“GOD OF CARNAGE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play” Service collection. (”