FARMINGTON — In 2011, director Roman Polanski adapted the play "God of Carnage" for a film. After the film came out, Theater Ensemble Arts, a Farmington-based theater group, decided that it would put on the play.

"God of Carnage" opened last weekend at the Farmington Civic Center and will continue this weekend, starting at 7:30 p.m. today. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations such as shampoo or deodorant for a women's shelter. If they bring donations, tickets are half price.

Michelle Holmes, one of the ensemble's members, said each year there is a committee that reads through around 12 plays. Each member selects their favorite three plays. The play the majority of the committee likes is then passed on to the board of directors.

Because of Polanski's film, the ensemble decided the play "God of Carnage" would bring a look at a different type of culture to Farmington.

"God of Carnage" tells the story of two sets of parents. When their sons get into a playground fight, the parents sit down to discuss how the tussle should be handled. Both sets of parents have vastly different parenting styles and, when alcohol is thrown in, it turns to chaos.

"They turn into their own children," Holmes said.

Holmes warned that this play is not a play for children, due to the adult language.


"As they start to unravel, their language unravels too," Holmes said.

If You Go

What: "God of Carnage"

When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday

Where: San Juan College Little Theater

Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. Tickets are available at the box office half an hour before the show.

More Info: Call 505-326-2839

Hannah Grover can be reached at; 505-564-4652. Follow her on Twitter @HMGrover.