Tagged with Yasmina Reza

Carnage Unfettered in DTC’s Mosh Pit

“We are not fucking Neanderthals!”  exclaims the character Veronica in Dallas Theater Center’s production of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage”, running through June 17 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Hard to tell they aren’t Neanderthals from watching the belabored, lowest common denominator production piloted by Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell, where relationships unfold with the … Continue reading

Next Falls; Carnage’s God Rises at DTC

“You won’t see me in a thong on a float, but I’m still a fag.” When the most grounded, believable, fully developed character in a play delivers a glib line like that, calculated to elicit a laugh, there’s not much hope for the other characters in the show.  Couched in a smug 1980’s “it’s naughty … Continue reading

Deus ex Machina: ZACH Theatre’s “God of Carnage”

The God of Carnage: live in Austin! Farce on a Molière scale with projectile vomiting and passive aggression of Wagnerian proportion. It’s a vulgar, non-PC comedy with overly civilized ACLU card-carrying bluebloods, “nice people”. Tony-winning French playwright Yasmina Reza (Art, 1998) spells it out simple enough for Tea Party hoi polloi to comprehend. For all … Continue reading

Beyond a Blank Stare: Reza’s Art @ QLive!

A blank canvas. Isn’t that where life begins? But an obscenely–priced, unframed “blank” canvas with a few ghostly hints of lines traced on a wash of white? Is that disturbing enough to cause a close friendship of fifteen years between three upper class big city gents to deconstruct, as in total meltdown? Yasmina Reza’s masterful, … Continue reading