Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 2
  • : 2
Age Ranges
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Brooklyn, New York
Act/Scene
Act One

Scene Context

This is the opening scene of the play, where we learn who the parents are and why they are meeting.

Scene Text

Start: Veronica: So this is our statement...you’ll be doing your own, of course...at 5:30pm on the third of November, in Cobble Hill Park, following a verbal altercation, Benjamin Raleigh, eleven, armed with a stick, struck our son Henry Novak in the face.

End: Veronica: I’d have preferred it if it hadn’t cost my son two teeth.
Alan: Of course, that’s what I meant.
Annette: Strange way of expressing it.

Reza, Yasmina, God of Carnage, Dramatists Play Service, 2008, pp 5-9.

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