Anglistik und Amerikanistik

    The English Drama Group presents "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza


    January 21st, 22nd & 23rd January at 8 p.m. Stadtmensa

    After the success of last year’s production of Diana Son’s Stop Kiss and last semester’s production of Malfi (an immersive theatrical version of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi), the English Drama Group at the University of Würzburg is proud to announce that this semester we are staging a production of:

    God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza

    During a playground altercation about gang membership between Henry Novak and Benjamin Raleigh, both eleven, Benjamin knocks out two of Henry’s teeth. As a result, two sets of Brooklyn parents come together for a meeting to resolve the matter: Alan Raleigh, an executive shark-type lawyer and his frustrated and nausea-prone wife Annette face Veronica Novak, the ever-so-hospitable champion of mannerism and social justice, and her husband Michael, self-made wholesaler and Hamster Enemy No 1.

    At first diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

    Or as the New York Times puts it: “God of Carnage, […] a shifting ballet of emotions […], definitely delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct […]”

    Performances will take place on:

    Wednesday, 21 January at 8pm

    Thursday, 22 January at 8pm

    Friday, 23 January at 8pm

    The running time is approximately 90 minutes. The play contains strong language.

    The performances will take place in the Stadtmensa, Studentenhaus at the University of Würzburg (Sanderring). Tickets can be purchased from 12 January onwards.
    For ticket reservations please contact Frau Kernahan before 21 January at the English Department (by phone on 0931/31-81125 between 9am-12pm (Mon-Thu) or by email at
    Tickets are priced at €3 for students and €5 for non-students (Abendkasse €4/6). We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming performances.

    For more information on the EDG see English Drama Group.





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