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The God of Carnage

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The God Of CarnageTHE GOD OF CARNAGE – Following a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys in an affluent London neighbourhood, the parents agree to meet to discuss the situation civilly. However, the facade of polite society soon falls away as the two couples regress to childish accusations, bullying and bickering themselves. Originally written in French and entitled Le Dieu du Carnage, The God of Carnage premiered in 2006 at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich and it made its French-language debut at the Théâtre Antoine in Paris in January 2008 directed by the author. Reza’s long-time collaborator Christopher Hampton translated and adapted an English-language version that premiered at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End in March 2008 and the production won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Hampton further adapted the script for an Americanized edition, which premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in February 2009 and the production won Best Play (Reza’s second win). The international popularity of the play led to a film adaptation called Carnage, which premiered in Italy at the Venice Film Festival before being released in the United Stated in September 2011. Written by Reza with director Roman Polanski.

Summer Shakespeare

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In the summer of 2012, SEST took on the Bard himself for the first time in ‘Shakespeare – As We Like it’, an outdoor potpourri of scenes and passages from Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies, comedies and sonnets. The scenes were taken from Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummernight’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Macbeth and As You Like It. The production featured an all-female cast and was a collaboration with Stockholms Stadsteater and enjoyed successful runs at Hallwylska Museet, Observatoriemuseet and Parkteatern (Galärparken) where it reached over 3000 people.