MONTREAL, April 25th. Based on the play The God of Carnage by playwright Yasmina Reza, Stendhal X’s project has led to a politically-charged, wild, and semi-immersive adaptation to be presented at The Freestanding Room from May 3rd – 13th.
God of Carnage takes place over the span of one hour as two couples meet to discuss a fight between their sons the previous day – a seemingly innocent battle that has resulted in one child losing two teeth. The play follows their attempts at hosting a civilized meeting, which spirals into chaos as their hidden motives and tightly knit social personas unravel. In Stendhal X’s unrestrained reimagining of the play, issues of gender, sexuality, and race are much more vividly highlighted, by putting a queer, mixed-race relationship at the centre of what has traditionally been a heteronormative play.
For a show that is equal parts topical and ridiculous, join Stendhal X for an unforgettable and intimate theatre experience that moves rapidly through the rituals of conversation and civility. Step into the home of the Vallons, have a slice of cake, and feel the drama for yourself.
May 3rd-6th @ 8 PM
May 10th-13th @ 8 PM
May 13th @ 2 PM – PWYC
$15 – General
$12 – Students & Seniors
Rebecca Bauer – Michelle Vallon
Cleopatra Boudreau – Veronica Vallon
Ryan Downey – Alan Reille
Annie Luján – Anette Reille
Director & Sound Designer: Noah Drew
Assistant Director: Rahul Gandhi
Stage Manager: Sara Flicht
Costume Designer: Sarah Mauracher
Costume Assistant: Mariko Miyai-Martin
Lighting, Set & Props Designer: Amy White