Mayhem rules the day in God of Carnage

A satire of social conduct and modern day marriage is on stage in the Belfry Theatre

Vincent Gale

What starts off as a friendly meeting of two couples to resolve a playground fight between their sons, quickly turns into a game of name-calling, finger-pointing and throwing things.

And it’s all on stage in the Belfry Theatre’s production of the award-winning comedy God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton.

This satire of social conduct and modern day marriage stars Bill Dow, Vincent Gale, Sarah Orenstein and Celine Stubel, and is directed by Glynis Leyshon, former artistic director at the Belfry Theatre.

The play starts as a calm, rational debate among adults, but the facade of decorum is razor thin and when the Scotch starts to flow, lines are drawn, allegiances are made and broken, and the evening quickly devolves into a hysterical night.

The play received a Tony Award for Best Play and an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2009.

God of Carnage runs from April 17 to May 20 at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave.

Tickets range from $23 to $38. There are discounts for high school and post-secondary students.

For tickets, call 250-385-6815 or visit For more information, visit

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