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Parents Act Out in 'God of Carnage,' Opening at Dobama

Yasmina Reza’s play of unmannerly suburban manners was a 2009 hit on Broadway.

It’s embarrassing when your child hurts another classmate during a fight. That’s why the parents of both children usually come together to work things out. But when that happens in , the bad behavior is only beginning.

The adults begin acting more and more like children and, with nobody around to give them a time-out, the comedic barbs reputedly fly hot and heavy. The San Francisco Chronicle called it, “over-the-top funny.”

Playwright Yasmina Reza, who wrote the popular and much-produced Art, constructs the four-person liquor-fueled conflagration that won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.

At , the dueling parents will be played by John Hedges, Tracee Patterson, Scott Miller and Derdriu Ring. Artistic director of Dobama, Joel Hammer, will direct

God of Carnage: April 20-May 13 at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, 216-932-3396, dobama.org. Tickets: $10-$24. Sunday, April 22: “Pay-as-you-can” Performance.

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