Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $22, you get two general-admission tickets to God of Carnage, presented by Mile Square Theatre at Monroe TheatreSpace in Hoboken (up to a $50 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, October 15, at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, October 15, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 16, at 3 p.m.
- Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22, at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23, at 3 p.m.<p>
A bullying incident escalates to all-out domestic warfare in Mile Square Theatre’s production of God of Carnage, a searing comedy that interrogates the assumed disparity between childish and adult behaviors. Penned by French playwright Yasmina Reza, the play centers on a pair of couples who meet under the pretense of civility to discuss a quarrel between their 11-year-old boys. The parents’ quest for resolution gradually deteriorates into a psychological head-butting contest, culminating in the moment when their inner toddlers break out pacifiers for a soft-sworded duel to the end. An outstanding cast of stage veterans draws laughter with a convincing performance, committing to the chaos while audience members chuckle and shift uncomfortably in their chairs.
A leading regional outlet for innovation and creativity, Mile Square Theatre brings full-scale contemporary and classic works to the stage for all ages to enjoy. The Monroe Center’s intimate stage allows for the play’s thick air of tension to saturate the theater space in a matter of minutes, while free parking nearby provides an emergency escape from the more painfully awkward moments.
Free parking is available, enter the parking lot from Jackson Street.
720 Monroe St.
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030