This Saturday, I’d be witnessing a bloodbath of words, reasons and excuses. Vomits will fly and swear words will rise amidst four middle class New Yorkers.
God of Carnage (originally Lay Waste to England for Me) is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. The play was a success in its official French language, but has been equally acclaimed in its other English-translated productions in both London and New York.
God of Carnage received six Tony Award nominations and won Best Play, Best Lead Actress in a Play (Marcia Gay Harden) and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus).
The Manila production stars Tony Award and Olivier Award winning actress Lea Salonga.
Joining the cast is Singaporean-Chinese actor Adrian Pang, who was last seen with Leah in Singapore Repertory Theatre’s production of They’re Playing Our Song in 2000.