Comedy of Carnage comes to Courthouse

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MAFFRA Dramatic Society will be treading the boards once again in the coming weeks with their next production, God of Carnage.

The stage show follows two married couples that have come together after a playground fight between their children resulted in two missing teeth. What begins as a friendly discussion about the children making amends, quickly descends into chaos as both couples argue over how to discipline their children. Name-calling, tantrums and tears are quick to follow.

This thought-provoking comedy has a completely local cast, featuring Brittany Telfer, Grant van Brummelen, Robert Leggett, and Peta Crawford, a veteran of local productions who is also directing the production.

“This show is absolutely a comedy, and it appeals to any parent who has faced the dilemma of how to discipline their child, but it also really makes you think and second-guess, who’s really in the wrong here?” Ms Crawford said.

The Society’s latest production comes following their recent, successful season of The Importance of Being Earnest, which played in Heyfield and Sale in October last year.

Earnest saw the local volunteer-based company win four Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards, including Best Production and Best Director for Maffra local Brian Teese.

God of Carnage will be performed at the Stratford Courthouse Theatre from February 24 to 26, and then at the Newry Hall on March 4. For more information and tickets, visit