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 Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to God of Carnage starring Lauren Lane at Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Stage (a $55 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Wednesday, November 30, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, December 2, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 7, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 11, at 2:30 p.m.<p>
A bullying incident escalates to all-out domestic warfare in Zach 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 and television veterans draws laughter with a convincing performance, committing to the chaos while audience members chuckle and shift uncomfortably in their chairs.
Now in its 79th season, Zach Theatre produces more than 500 performances throughout the year on two cutting-edge stages. Nationally known productions and original, commissioned works come to life through top-notch acoustics and lighting more vibrant than the sun’s best lantern.