God of Carnage (Paperback)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780571242580, 80pp.
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime?
Christopher Hampton's translation of Yasmina Reza's sharp-edged new play "The God of Carnage" premiered at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in March 2008 and at Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, New York City, in March 2009. The "International Herald Tribune" calls it "an expert piece of stagecraft, and savagely funny.