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Aug012011

“God of Carnage”

Arguing over what’s the right thing to do is an everyday occurrence for us.

So it was easy to sponsor the Portland premiere of “God of Carnage,” performed in Portland by Artists Repertory Theatre from September 6 - October 9, 2011.

This 2009 Tony winner for Best Play tells the story of two sets of parents who meet to discuss a bullying incident in what they hoped would be a “civilized manner. “ As the evening wears on that intent goes awry, and the play turns ferociously hilarious, shocking and disturbing, as the parents battle for ethical superiority.

“Communications is our business,” says CFM President Gary Conkling. “There is no better form of communication than the theater.”

About playwright Yasmina Reza

Read a profile about Yasmina Reza in The New York Times (May 24).

“Yasmina Reza is one of the world’s most successful playwrights, but she wears her fame with discomfort,” writes Elaine Sciolino. “She can talk at length about her red leather Prada coat. She can relate stories with biting humor about her year on the road shadowing Nicolas Sarkozy in his 2007 campaign for the French presidency. But ask her about herself, and the anxiety of the writerly persona takes over.”

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“God of Carnage” on the Big Screen

A film adaptation of “God of Carnage” is being shot in Paris under the direction of Roman Polanski and starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. It is scheduled for release in 2012.