Two brawling schoolboys, their superficially civilised parents and two missing teeth. It sounds like the makings of something marvellous – and it certainly is.
The dark comedy was written by French playwright Yasmina Reza and won the Laurence Olivier Award for best play in 2009 and a raft of Tony Awards for best play, best actress and best director.
The play charts the course of the farcical get-together of the parents of two boys who have had a scuffle in the playground – one of whom has lost two teeth.
The evening starts with pompous pretence that very quickly degenerates into an evening of mutual dislike and petty behaviour.
By the end of the meeting, all airs and graces have been done away with and the vicious exchange that ensues has awkward and hilarious consequences.
So successful is the play, that it was made into a film of the same name in 2011 starring Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C Reilly and Jodie Foster as the warring middle-class parents.
Early bird tickets are available now for Dhs70 or regular tickets will cost Dhs100 closer to the time and on the door and tickets are available from Dubai Platinumlist.
We can’t wait to see the claws come out.
Dhs70 (early bird), Dhs100 (on the door). Fri Aug 31. 8pm-10pm; Sat Sep 1, 4pm-6pm, 8pm-10pm. The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 457 3212).