Wednesday, May 15, 2013

God of Carnage
Curious Theatre: 4/25 – 6/8
     In recent seasons Curious Theatre has sometimes failed to entice this reviewer with its decisions about which plays to produce.  Probably well-intentioned decisions have depended on how much was in the coffers balanced by the desire to help young or struggling playwrights. However… when Curious gets to the linch pin of their season… as in “Red”  or “God of Carnage" the company sparkles and shines. 
     Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” is a powerfully well-written piece.  It’s wise beyond words and speaks volumes about one of the primary reasons for violence on our playgrounds as well as reminding us of the rampant narcissism that pervades our society.
        Even with its land mines exploding with comic schtick director Chip Walton manages to provide his audience with a balanced, ordered and exhilarating evening of theatre.
        The very fine ensemble includes: Karen Slack, Dee Covington, Timothy McCracken and Erik Sandvold. McCracken gets to play one of the most annoying characters in memory. (A cell phone is involved.)
        This production should show well at the Henrys and you, dear reader, would do well to show up for an evening with “The God of Carnage.”

Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street, Denver, CO 80204
Regular run: $18 – 44         
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