2016 – Le Dieu du carnage
Growl Theatre brought French theatre to Brisbane for a second year in a row!
The play was performed entirely in French with the inclusion of English surtitles (displayed above the stage).
A playground altercation between two eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Parisian parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. Diplomatic niceties are observed when the four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, however as the afternoon wears on, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Any attempt at having a civilised discussion about whose child is responsible for the fight, and how the parents may have influenced such destructive behaviour, quickly devolves into finger-pointing and name-calling.
Véronique Houllié – Marie-Hélène Cremer
Michel Houllié – Hugues Girod
Annette Reille – Isabelle Johnson
Alain Reille – Thomas Smith
Fri 28, Sat 29 October
Fri 4, Sat 5 November
Saturday 12 November at USQ Arts Theatre.