“As Freud tells us in ‘Civilization and Its Discontents,’ we have to repress our infantile aggression in order for civilization to survive. But it’s worth paying top dollar to see those feelings acted out by an expert ensemble. And no bleating about the cruelty of farce, please. As [playwright Yasmina] Reza knows and so gleefully shows, without a killing there is no feast. ” — from John Lahr‘s 3.30 ‘s New Yorker review of God of Carnage, which I myself praised earlier this month.

God of Carnage costars Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Hope Davis and Jeff Daniels.