Alliances change swiftly during the evening one moment each husband and wife stand together, the next they viciously attack each other. Then its husband against husband, wife against wife. Before the evenings done, every possible combination of the foursome has made, broken and remade alliances, double-crossing, saving and then abandoning each other with fervor.
If you think all this sounds a lot like Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, youre right. The main differences are that Rezas Carnage lacks the depth of desperation and grave consequences we see in Virginia Woolf. The jokes, however, are just as brittle. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through January 30. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $21 to $70.
Click here to read our interview with God of Carnage director Wilson Milam.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 7. Continues through Jan. 30, 2011