Review: ‘Carnage’ is amusing, but light
Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
By BOB GOEPFERT
ALBANY — “God of Carnage” is a clever and amusing 90 minutes of theater about four people who all suffer the worst day of their life.
What makes this comedy funny is that each individual is to blame for his or her own discomfort. There are few things more enjoyable than people with a superior view of themselves revealing their true selves.
The play, at Capital Repertory Theatre through May 27, is guaranteed to generate a lot of laughter. The lines are funny, the situation broad and the physical comedy spot-on. Even though the characters in the show are sophisticated, wealthy and influential, they are victims of low humor.
“God of Carnage” shows who people are when they stop behaving the way they want others to perceive them.
...Go to “God of Carnage” and expect to learn something about human behavior and you’ll be disappointed. Go expecting to laugh at superior people who show themselves as less than superior and you’ll have fun.
WHERE: Capital Repertory Theater,
111 Pearl St., Albany
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday;
8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 27
TICKETS: $20 to $60; 445-7469; www.capitalrep.org
Read critic BOB GOEPFERT's fascinating analysis at