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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