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God of Carnage

"A Scathing delight...exquisitely crafted..wicked bit of bad-fun nastiness."
—Albany Times Union

"A delight in dark humor...the play sparkles."
—The Berkshire Edge

"Outstandingly funny...powerful comedic artistry."
—CurtainUp

"expertly acted and directed...powerful and poignant."
—Berkshire Eagle

"Terrific...It is a pleasure to watch these four actors ply their craft with intelligence and insight."
—Berkshire on Stage

“Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly...”
—The New York Times

This Tony and Olivier Award-winning New York smash hit by the author of ART takes you on a 90-minute thrill ride into the most dangerous place on earth: parenthood. Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons' nasty schoolyard tangle. Tensions quickly emerge around the best way to raise a child. The meeting progresses, the liquor flows, and the gloves come off in this viciously funny comedy of bad manners.

"Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's sharpest work since 'Art'." —Variety.

"Brutally entertaining…in another of Christopher Hampton's exquisite translations, [Reza] cannily manipulates social observations that appeal to vast audiences and creates characters that bring out the best in actors." —NY Newsday.

Generously sponsored by Deborah and Bill Ryan.

Photos & Videos

Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Jonathan Croy, Kristin Wold. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Allyn Burrows, Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Jonathan Croy. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Kristin Wold. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Kristin Wold, Allyn Burrows. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Kristin Wold. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Allyn Burrows, Jonathan Croy. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Jonathan Croy. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Jonathan Croy, Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Allyn Burrows, Jonathan Croy, Kristin Wold. Photography by Christopher Duggan.

Jonathan Croy, Allyn Burrows, Kristin Wold, Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Photography by: Christopher Duggan.

Artists

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

(Veronica Novak)

S&Co: Over 40 productions -- favorites: HIR, God of Carnage; Mother of the Maid (pre-Broadway run, originated role of The Lady of the Court); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Parasite Drag; Merry Wives of Windsor; Winter’s Tale; Les Liaisons Dangereuses;

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Allyn  Burrows

Allyn Burrows

(Alan Raleigh)

S&Co: Director: The Tempest (2017), As You Like It(2018). Shakespeare & Company performances: God of Carnage, Or, King John,Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV Part 1, among others. As Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, directed numerous productions and performed in

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Jonathan Croy

Jonathan Croy

(Michael Novak)

thirty-second season. A Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays at Shakespeare & Company, including: Michael (God of Carnage), Uncle Billy/Old Man Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life); Pistol/French King, (Henry V); John of Gaunt, (Richard II); Gloucester, (King

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Kristin Wold

Kristin Wold

(Annette Raleigh)

S&Co: Creditors (Tekla), God of Carnage (Annette), Shakespeare’s Will (Anne), Julius Caesar (Calpurnia/Portia/Lucius), The Tempest(Ariel), King Lear (Regan, Cordelia), The Memory of Water (Teresa), Sea Marks (Timothea), Othello (Emilia), Ice Glen (Sarah), Twelfth Night (Viola), Measure for Measure (Isabella), Berkeley Square (Helen). Elm Shakespeare: Titania (A Midsummer Night’s

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Regge Life

Regge Life

(Director)

Regge Life directed the 2019 multiple Berkie Award winning production of Top Dog/Underdog, the wildly acclaimed Morning After Grace in 2018 and God of Carnage in 2017 and Kaufman’s Barbershop in 2013. To keep theater going at Shakespeare & Company during the pandemic, he directed Zoom productions of Autumn

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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