ARTS Pick: God of Carnage

Virginia Wawner and Lena Malcolm face off in Four County Players' God of Carnage. Linda Hogan Photography. Virginia Wawner and Lena Malcolm face off in Four County Players’ God of Carnage. Linda Hogan Photography.

Parental misguidance: When a pair of 11-year-old boys get into a fight at the park, one leaves with two less teeth. God of Carnage begins after the violent incident, when all four parents of the boys gather for a discussion of the matter over drinks. What begins as civil discourse devolves into a rum-soaked screaming match in which the adults fall prey to their own brutal behavior. Yasmina Reza’s black comedy (written in French) was translated to English and opened on Broadway in 2009, taking home Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actress, and Best Director that year.

Through 5/26. Discretion is advised. $15, times vary. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355.

Linda Hogan Photography