At Powderkeg Players – Sunshine’s only completely immersive, site-specific community theatre – every play is a 360-degree surround experience.
Following on from a sell-out season of Eddie perfect’s The Beast in April, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza will again see Powderkeg’s take on immersive, site-specific theatre in a community setting. As a community theatre group based out of a council hall in Sunshine North with no subscribing members, attracting new audiences requires a certain level of distinction from other local theatres. Enter stage left the exclusive community theatre event audiences simply won’t get anywhere else Melbourne (for this price!).
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two New York couples: The Novak’s and the Raleigh’s. Residents of a hip Brooklyn neighbourhood, the Novak’s have invited the Raleigh’s onto home turf (the sitting room of their brownstone terrace, of course!) to discuss a violent playground incident that occurred that day, between their 11-year-old sons. What follows is an 80-minute display of churlish, childish and disastrous parental carnage, the likes of which resembles all the brutality of a battlefield, rather than the setting of a civilised, or polite grown-up encounter.
#GodofCarnage by Yasmina Reza is a dark comedy about manners – without the manners. Powderkeg Players invite you to come early and remember to be on your #bestworstbehaviour, as you enjoy a few well-chosen themed drinks in the bar before and after the show. Don’t fight #toothandnail over our limited tickets, book now to avoid missing out.
October 11 – 19
Image: Shane Anthony Photography