by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton
The power of control and chaos
supported by Producer Toggle Hagan
In a stylish Brooklyn apartment, two sets of parents meet for a talk about a playground fight between their children. The tulips are flawlessly arranged and the art books perfectly stacked, but it doesn’t take long for the gloves to come off. As espresso gives way to rum and diplomacy to brutal honesty, the upper-middle-class couples find that deep down, we’re all controlled by our gut reactions. This sharp comedy won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.
This production runs about 90 minutes, with no intermission, and is recommended for high school and up due to language and adult content.
“Delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom.” –The New York Times