Playwright Yasmina Reza says we’re all kids at heart — and that’s not necessarily a compliment. Witness her ‘God of Carnage,’ the very good current mount at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts, and the abject childishness that so-called adults trot out when the veneers they’ve worked so hard to build are threatened. Indeed, the sins of the children are visited on those over 21.

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There’s more to friendship than friends. While the best among them may fight about the least quaintifiable things in life, something indefinable usually draws them together against some pretty tough odds. Yasmina Reza’s ‘Art,’ latest from Intrepid Theatre Company, is a case in point — it doesn’t make a perfect logistical sense, but the production values are often a sight to behold.

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Four WASPS and a cell phone are featured in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, now on the stage of the Old Globe’s White Theatre. Mom on the landline has a supporting role. It’s a pocket-sized version of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Fewer revelations, diminished booze and far less time lapsed but comparable…

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