“God of Carnage”/ Le Dieu du Carnage”, a play written in 2008 by Yasmina Reza and made into a Nottara Theater Bucharest production directed by Claudiu Goga was played in Vienna yesterday. Three more performances will follow, in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich, April 26, 27 and 28 respectively, according to the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR). “The veneer of civilization that prevents us from turning into savages is dangerously thin,” Yasmina Reza wrote, whose “God of Carnage” is based on an actual event. “There has been incident in my son’s life,” the author said during an interview to The Guardian, “from which I drew some incredible inspiration”. The result was a play which made it into the repertoire of many theaters worldwide, and which won some major international distinctions, among which the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in the UK and the Tony Award for Best Play in the U.S. Yasmina Reza is one of the major playwrights of the moment in France and elsewhere too. She started out as an actress. Her 1987 playwright debut, “Conversations and the Burial”, got the Moliere Award, France’s most important theater play award.